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Butler and McDermott named to USA Select Team

Butler will join teammate Doug McDermott on the USA Men's Select Team
Butler will join teammate Doug McDermott on the USA Men's Select Team
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After a stellar Summer League showing, Doug McDermott will join Jimmy Butler as two of the 13 players selected for the 2014 USA Men's Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas.

Butler and McDermott will be joined by Harrison Barnes, Trey Burke, Miles Plumlee, Marcus Smart, Tobias Harris, Codey Zeller, Dion Waiters, Victor Oladipo, Mason Plumlee, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Draymond Green.

The inclusion of Butler and McDermott only adds to the Bulls' association with Team USA, with Tom Thibodeau being an assistant coach, Taj Gibson having previous experience with the Select Team and Derrick Rose training with the national team this summer in hoping to make the 12-man roster.

Rose also served on the Select Team after being selected first overall by the Bulls in 2008. He made the National Team in 2010 that went on to win gold at the World Championships in Turkey. That experience served as a springboard for him as he went on to become's the league's youngest MVP and help lead the Bulls to the best record in the league and an Eastern Conference Finals berth.

"USA Basketball's Select Teams are critical for getting some of the game's brightest and most promising young players experience at the USA National Team level, and getting them into our pipeline," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball National Team managing director. "Again this summer, as was done in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, the members of the USA Select Team will play an important role in helping prepare the USA National Team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

"Being chosen for the Select Team is an honor and an important step in becoming involved in USA Basketball's National Team program in the future. In the past, current national team players like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, as well as many other outstanding players got their USA National Team start through the Select Team."

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