Gordon Hayward named finalist for Team USA

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - USA Basketball today announced that Utah Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward is among the 16 players selected as finalists for the 2014 USA Men’s World Cup Team roster. The USA National Team is scheduled to resume its 2014 preparations for the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Aug. 14 in Chicago.

Hayward recorded seven points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 15 minutes of action for the USA Blue Team in the abbreviated 2014 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas last Friday. Hayward’s previous USA Basketball experience includes participating in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National team mini-camp, as well as playing for the 2012 USA Select Team that trained against the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. 

Joining Hayward in Chicago will be DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento); Stephen Curry (Golden State); Anthony Davis (New Orleans); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto); Andre Drummond (Detroit); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City); Kenneth Faried (Denver); James Harden (Houston); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland); Kyle Korver (Atlanta); Damian Lillard (Portland); Chandler Parsons (Dallas); Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn); Derrick Rose (Chicago); and Klay Thompson (Golden State).

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