Jerry Colangelo thinks pretty highly of these group of guys repping USA. When he was asked by ESPN’s Marc Stein if this crew was better than the 2010 one, Colango said this one “by far.”
“Because we have a couple of Olympic gold medalists on this roster in Anthony Davis and James Harden. We have three players from that team in 2010? in Steph Curry, Derrick Rose and Rudy Gay. And they’re not 21 this time. They’re 23 or 24. A little bit older and more mature?.
“We like our team. We really do.”
So do we and if you think Jerry sounded high off the talent, listen to what John Calipari had to say about Anthony Davis.
“Right now, you look at (Davis) and say, ‘Man, in five years, he could be the best player in the NBA,’ ” Calipari said. “And this USA Basketball stuff pushes that date sooner. Again, here’s what it does for him: how to work, new things to add to his game, and confidence like, ‘These are the best in the world, so I’m all right.’ “