Friday, March 6, 2015

Young, Igoudala play well at Team USA camp

Sixers forward Thaddeus Young scored 12 points in 19 minutes to help the Blue to a 100-81 victory over the White in a Team USA intrasquad exhibition game Saturday in Las Vegas.

Young, Igoudala play well at Team USA camp

Sixers forward Thaddeus Young scored 12 points in 19 minutes to help the Blue to a 100-81 victory over the White in a Team USA intrasquad exhibition game Saturday in Las Vegas.

The game capped a U.S. National Team minicamp, which gave the players exposure to the international game and to the Team USA officials who will select the roster for the world championships next year and the 2012 Olympics. Twenty players took part in the camp.

Young was 6-for-9 from the field with two assists and three steals.

The Sixers’ Andre Igoudala had seven points in 19 minutes for the Blue team. He shot 3-for-6 from the floor with three assists and two blocks.

Most of the spots on the U.S. roster for the 2010 world championships could be claimed by returning members from last year’s Olympic gold medalists. That could leave as few as three or four spots for newcomers.

“We thanked them for coming, we thanked them for the effort and they’re now part of the family,” Colangelo said. “They’re in the pipeline and we'll be back in touch with them. They have equity now in USA Basketball.”

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said the group will monitor the players on its radar during the upcoming NBA season, making some deletions and additions, to get to 25 players. Invitations for the world championships will be made in the spring.
 

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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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