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Former Michigan State Standout Draymond Green Joins Team USA

Green was chosen to represent the USA as a member of the 12-man U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team.

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Draymond Green, a four-year letterwinner at Michigan State, will join Team USA in its quest for a third straight gold medal at the Summer Olympics..

In his senior year at Michigan State, Green was a consensus First-Team All-American and earned National Player of the Year honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He also was the player of the year in the Big Ten.

Green has enjoyed a successful NBA career to this point, already winning a championship as a member of the Golden State Warriors.

In his most recent season, Green earned Second-Team All-NBA and NBA All-Defensive first-team honors. He averaged 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game. He also played in his first All-Star game and became the NBA's only player to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and assists while gathering 100 steals and blocks in one season.

Team USA will begin training July 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada and end July 21. The following day is the USA Basketball Showcase game against Argentina. Team USA will also play exhibition games against China, Venezuela and Nigeria.

Former Michigan State players Gary Harris and Denzel Valentine will also be in Las Vegas. The duo were selected to the 25-member USA Mens Select Team that trains with the 12-man U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Green will be the only former Big Ten player to compete at this year's games.