Timberwolves LaVine named to 2016 USA Men’s Select Team

SACRAMENTO, CA – APRIL 7: Zach LaVine #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on April 7, 2016 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images. nba.com/timberwolves

USA Basketball announced Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine was named to the 2016 USA Men’s Select Team.

The USA Men’s Select Team will train with the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team from July 18 – July 21 during its training camp in Las Vegas.

LaVine’s second year in Minnesota saw him play in all 82 games, averaging 14.0 points per game. He shot 45.2 percent from the floor and ranked 26th in the NBA in three-point accuracy at 38.9 percent. LaVine’s 123 3-pointers made equaled the fifth-highest single-season total in franchise history.

LaVine was chosen as MVP of the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge as part of All-Star Weekend after scoring 30 points. He also repeated as the league slam dunk champion.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will oversee the Select Team and Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright will serve as assistant coaches.

 

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