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Sonoran Hot Reads: Aaron Gordon and Stanley Johnson named to USA Select team

Some much-needed developmental time for a couple of former Wildcats

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With the end of the NBA season coming, that means USA Basketball's training camp ahead of the Rio Olympics is also coming. The Olympic team needs some more players in camp to compete with, and that's the USA Select team. Two former Arizona Wildcats, Stanley Johnson and Aaron Gordon, were named to that team on Tuesday. They'll be coached by Gregg Popovich and Jay Wright. "The 2016 USA Basketball Select Team continues to our tradition of featuring some of the game's brightest and most promising young players," Jerry Colangelo said. "Participation in this camp provides them with valuable experience at the USA Basketball National Team level, while helping prepare the 2016 USA National Team for its upcoming international competition."

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