USA Basketball announce 44-man preliminary squad for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

USA Basketball's 44 finalists For 2020 Tokyo Olympic announced.
USA Basketball's 44 finalists For 2020 Tokyo Olympic announced.

A 44-man preliminary squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been announced by USA Basketball.

The final team will consist of just 12 players and the players in the list announced have all shown their interest to be involved with the selection process.

This is the first step in USA Basketball identifying the 12 players who will represent the United States as members of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team in Tokyo,” - Jerry Colangelo(Managing Director).

Team USA disappointed everybody last year in the World Cup where the team finished in 7th place. Having the reputation of winning three-Olympic medals, the level of performance they exhibited wasn't of an unacceptable standard.

However, after the defeat, many elite players like Stephen Curry expressed their desire to play for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Hence, team USA will be desperate to bounce back and establish themselves as the world leaders in men's basketball again.

Following is the list of the players:

  1. Bam Adebayo
  2. LaMarcus Aldridge
  3. Harrison Barnes
  4. Bradley Beal
  5. Devin Booker
  6. Malcolm Brogdon
  7. Jaylen Brown
  8. Jimmy Butler
  9. Mike Conley
  10. Stephen Curry
  11. Anthony Davis
  12. DeMar DeRozan
  13. Andre Drummond
  14. Kevin Durant
  15. Paul George
  16. Draymond Green
  17. James Harden
  18. Montrezl Harrell
  19. Joe Harris
  20. Tobias Harris
  21. Gordon Hayward
  22. Dwight Howard
  23. Brandon Ingram
  24. Kyrie Irving
  25. LeBron James
  26. Kyle Kuzma
  27. Kawhi Leonard
  28. Damian Lillard
  29. Brook Lopez
  30. Kevin Love
  31. Kyle Lowry
  32. JaVale McGee
  33. Khris Middleton
  34. Donovan Mitchell
  35. Victor Oladipo
  36. Chris Paul
  37. Mason Plumlee
  38. Marcus Smart
  39. Jayson Tatum
  40. Klay Thompson
  41. Myles Turner
  42. Kemba Walker
  43. Russell Westbrook
  44. Derrick White

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