Milwaukee Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday has committed to play for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics this Summer, per a report from ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Milwaukee guard Jrue Holiday has committed to play for Team USA in the Summer Olympics, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2021
Holiday joins Damian Lillard, Draymond Green, Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Bam Adebayo, James Harden, Khris Middleton, and Kevin Love for the rescheduled 2020 Olympics.
The three-time NBA All-Defense honoree was among the 57 finalists announced for USA Basketball’s 12-man roster in March. There is now just one spot to fill before they make the trip to Tokyo next month.
Although Jrue has never formally represented the national team, the 31-year-old floor general took part in the 2013 USA National Team minicamp in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Bucks acquired Holiday from New Orleans via a four-team trade this offseason, and the former All-Star showed out, averaging 17.1 points and 6.1 assists per game on a career-best 50.3% field goal percentage.
The talented two-way playmaker has been a vital cog in Milwaukee’s first Eastern Conference Finals appearance since 2001. And his well-rounded game should strengthen Gregg Popovich’s second unit.
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 is undefeated in the past three Olympics, and they’ll likely be the undisputed favorites to win a fourth consecutive gold medal.