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Reports: C.J. McCollum, Myles Turner, Brice Johnson named to USA select team

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OAKLAND, CA - MAY 03: C.J. McCollum #3 of the Portland Trail Blazers dribbles the ball against the Golden State Warriors during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Team USA will pick its roster for the 2016 Olympics from 28 finalists (the original list plus Damian Lillard, minus Chris Paul, minus Blake Griffin, minus John Wall).

But USA Basketball is also already considering the 2020 Games and beyond.

A group of 13ish young Americans will comprise the select team, which trains against the national team and serves as a pipeline to the senior squad. Who will make the select team?

C.J. McCollum, Myles Turner and Brice Johnson for starters.

Chris Haynes of

Candace Buckner of IndyStar:

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports:

McCollum is an excellent choice. The Most Improved Player, the Trail Blazer is one of the league’s top young dynamic guards.

Turner improved throughout his rookie season with the Pacers, and I like the center’s promise. Another good choice.

Johnson certainly has his fans around the league, but this honor seems ambitious for a borderline first-round pick. It’ll be on him to prove he belongs.

Other players who fit the rough profile of potential selections:

  • Devin Booker
  • Willie Cauley-Stein
  • Aaron Gordon
  • Gary Harris
  • Rodney Hood
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Zach LaVine
  • Nerlens Noel
  • Jahlil Okafor
  • Jabari Parker
  • Elfrid Payton
  • D’Angelo Russell
  • Marcus Smart
  • Justise Winslow
  • Cody Zeller