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Kevin Durant and Devin Booker Placed on 2024 USA Basketball Player Pool

Aug 3, 2021; Saitama, Japan; USA player Devin Booker (15) and USA player Kevin Durant (7) congratulate each other after USA beat Spain during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Saitama Super Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

On January 23rd, Kevin Durant and Devin Booker were named to the 41-man player pool for the 2024 USA Basketball Men’s National Team.

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Kevin Durant has already helped the United States take home gold in three different Olympics, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The 12-man roster that will represent the USA in the 2024 Olympics will be announced later down the road.

These players were selected by Grant Hill, who serves as the USA Basketball Men’s National Team’s managing director. Among the 41 players initially named, there are 28 that have represented the USA in the Olympics and/or the FIBA Men’s World Cup. 

Just about every big name in the NBA was included on this 41-man list, such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid, Paul George, and Damian Lillard.

Grant Hill expressed his excitement about the roster’s potential, stating, “The United States boasts unbelievable basketball talent and I am thrilled that many of the game’s superstars have expressed interest in representing our country at the 2024 Olympic Summer Games.”

Steering this powerhouse team will be Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Assisting him will be a distinguished coaching staff featuring Mark Few from Gonzaga University, Tyronn Lue from the Clippers, and Erik Spoelstra from the Miami Heat.

Fans eager to catch a glimpse of Team USA in action can mark July 10th on their calendars, as the team will face Canada at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena in an initial showcase. The first official exhibition game is scheduled for July 10th against South Sudan’s national team, taking place in London.

The Paris Olympics will take place from July 26th to August 11th.

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