San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson has been named to the 2021 Team USA Select Team, per Senior NBA Insider Shams Charania of The Athletic.
2021 Team USA Select Team:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2021
Keldon Johnson, Anthony Edwards, Darius Garland, and the rest of the Select Team roster will practice against Gregg Popovich and Team USA at their Las Vegas training camp ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Keldon Johnson on playing against head coach Gregg Popovich: pic.twitter.com/8iOGXdEEiC— Noah Magaro-George (@N_Magaro) July 1, 2021
United States Basketball officially unveiled their 12-man Olympic roster on Monday, headlined by Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, and a supporting cast full of NBA All-Stars.
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will be the lead playcaller for the Select Team. Longtime Gonzaga University head coach Mark Few and Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley will fill out his staff.
While Keldon has never represented the national team, the 21-year-old wing played for the USA Junior National Select Team at the annual Nike Hoop Summit in 2018.
The University of Kentucky alumnus averaged 12.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in his second season with the Spurs, establishing himself as an everyday starter for San Antonio.
Johnson also became just the third player in franchise history to register at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game before their 22nd birthday, joining Tim Duncan and DeJuan Blair in this accomplishment.
Team USA will begin training camp in Las Vegas on July 6 and participate in a series of scrimmages against Nigeria (July 10), Australia (July 12 and 16), Argentina (July 13), and Spain (July 18) before heading to Tokyo.
The group stages will run from July 25 to August 1, followed by the knockout rounds from August 3 to August 7. The USMNBT is undefeated at the Olympics since taking home the bronze medal in 2004.