Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was named to USA Basketball’s 2010-12 National Team on Tuesday, along with the Kings’ Tyreke Evans, the Thunder’s Jeff Green and the Pistons’ Tayshaun Prince. The national team’s roster now stands at 31 players.
“In adding Tyreke and Stephen we’ve brought into the national team fold two of the game’s most exciting and promising newcomers,” said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo. Added USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski: “The addition of Tayshaun, Jeff, Stephen and Tyreke to our national team roster adds additional veteran experience, versatility, and young talent. … I believe the addition of these four players will help strengthen our national team program in several areas over the next three years.”
Curry played on the 2007 USA U19 World Championship Team that finished 8-1 and won the silver medal. He averaged 9.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.8 steals during the tournament. As a rookie for the Warriors in 2009-10, he averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
Other members of Team USA include Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Deron Williams, Lamar Odom, Amare Stoudemire, LaMarcus Aldridge, Chauncey Billups, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, Danny Granger, Andre Iguodala, Al Jefferson, David Lee, Brook Lopez, Kevin Love, O.J. Mayo, Kendrick Perkins, Derrick Rose, Gerald Wallace and Russell Westbrook.
The 2010 World Championship begins Aug. 28 and ends Sept. 12 in Turkey. The U.S. National Team will conduct its training camp from July 19-24 in Las Vegas, Nev.