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Tyler Herro to join USA Select Team

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Herro is one of 17 NBA players to the team that will scrimmage and prepare Team USA ahead of the Olympics

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Tyler Herro has been named as one of the 17 players to the Select Team that will practice and scrimmage Team USA in Las Vegas ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Herro will be coached by Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra who will be leading the Select Team. And they will be going up against Bam Adebayo who is on the Team USA roster.

Herro is coming off of his second year in the NBA, and offers plenty of the stlye of play of a shifty guard that the team will see in international competition. Herro’s second year wasn’t as flashy as his rookie year, but an extended off season and the opportunity to compete with high-level talent will only help him.

Named to the 2021 USA Basketball Select Team were: Saddiq Bey (Detroit Pistons/Villanova); Miles Bridges (Charlotte Hornets/Michigan State); Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves/Georgia); Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers/Vanderbilt); Tyrese Haliburton (Sacramento Kings/Iowa State); Tyler Herro (Miami Heat/Kentucky); John Jenkins (Bilbao Basket, Italy/Vanderbilt); Keldon Johnson (San Antonio Spurs/Kentucky); Josh Magette (Darüşşafaka Tekfen, Turkey/Alabama-Huntsville); Dakota Mathias (Philadelphia 76ers/Purdue); Immanuel Quickley (New York Knicks/Kentucky); Naz Reid (Minnesota Timberwolves/LSU); Cam Reynolds (Houston Rockets/Tulane); Isaiah Stewart (Detroit Pistons/Washington); Obi Toppin (New York Knicks/Dayton); P.J. Washington (Charlotte Hornets/Kentucky); and Patrick Williams (Chicago Bulls/Florida State).

In other words...they will probably get their butts kicked. But it will be a great experience.

“This USA Select Team continues the legacy established by previous Select teams of helping prepare our USA National Team for the Tokyo Olympic Games,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball Men’s National Team managing director. “With all the uncertainty of how many of our Olympic Team members will be available for the USA training camp because of the overlap with the NBA Finals, we chose a USA Select Team consisting of many of the top young NBA players and four players who not only own international experience, but who played recently for USA Basketball in important national team qualifying competitions. If we need to add players to fill out our roster for any of our exhibition games, we feel this USA Select Team has an excellent variety of skilled players to choose from.”

And just an FYI...many former Select Team players have gone on to be Olympians as well. This is also a small farm system type feel.