According to a report published today in The Indianapolis Star, former IU guard Eric Gordon made the cut from 19 to 15 players competing for a spot on the Team USA roster for the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey:
The 2007 Indiana Mr. Basketball from North Central High School will be named today to the national team that is going to New York.
However, Chris Sheridan of ESPN.com is reporting that no cuts will be announced by USA Basketball until Wednesday:
After originally saying they’d make up their minds by Monday, Team USA now says it will not decide until Wednesday which four players will be cut from the roster. To me, this is a clear sign that there is an internal debate raging over which four players to cut.
Both USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke highly of Gordon’s effort (16 points in 26 minutes) in last week’s training camp and Saturday’s USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
“I said earlier in the week his elevator was rising and I don’t think he’s reached the top floor yet,” Colangelo said. “I thought he did a great job out there, and he shot the ball really well.”
Krzyzewski said: “He had a rhythm out there and he was knocking down shots. I thought Eric was impressive.”
Members of the 2010 World Championship team will be considered for the 2012 Olympic team.
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