Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker has committed to play for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics this Summer, per a report from ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker has committed to join the 12-man Team USA roster for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 18, 2021
Booker joins Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, and Draymond Green as the latest household name to commit to the United States for the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games.
The two-time NBA All-Star was one of 57 finalists announced for Team USA’s 12-man roster. This announcement likely leaves seven openings to fill before they travel to Tokyo next month.
While Booker has never represented the Red, White, and Blue at the Olympics, the 24-year-old swingman was part of the USA Select Team that practiced with the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.
Booker has helped lead the Suns to the Western Conference Finals in their first trip to the playoffs since 2010, averaging an astounding 27.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game this postseason.
The savvy two-guard dropped 27 points in 27 minutes during a 37-point thrashing of the San Antonio Spurs back in May, and he should provide a boost for head coach Gregg Popovich’s already potent offense.
Team USA will begin training camp in Las Vegas on July 6 before heading to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics. The group stages will run from July 25 to August 1, followed by the knockout rounds from August 3 to August 7.
The United States Men’s National Basketball Team has gone a perfect 24-0 and won three consecutive gold medals at the 2008 Beijing, 2012 London, and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.