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Tyrese Haliburton On USA Men’s Select Basketball Team

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at West Virginia

Tyrese Haliburton, formerly of Iowa State basketball, is now a member of the 2021 USA Men’s Select Team, USA Basketball announced on Thursday.

Haliburton will join the select team for training camp from July 6-9 in Las Vegas. During that time, Haliburton will practice with the U.S. Olympic Team, which includes former Texas star and current Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.

Haliburton is coming off a rookie season in which he was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month in January and February as part of the Sacramento Kings. He was also named to the 2021 NBA Rising Stars U.S. Team roster.


Haliburton was named to the 2020-21 NBA All-Rookie First Team after he averaged 13 points, 3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 30.1 minutes per game in 58 games. He started 20 of those games.

Among all rookies he was third in scoring, second in assists, ninth in 3-point field goal percentage, second in steals and third in minutes.

In international competition, Haliburton was also a member of the 2019 USA U19 World Cup team that captured the gold medal.

Haliburton played two seasons at Iowa State, including helping the Cyclone win the 2019 Big 12 Tournament.

Joining Haliburton on the 2021 USA Basketball Select Team are: Saddiq Bey (Detroit Pistons/Villanova); Miles Bridges (Charlotte Hornets); Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves); Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers); Tyler Herro (Miami Heat); John Jenkins (Bilbao Basket, Italy/Vanderbilt); Keldon Johnson (San Antonio Spurs); Josh Magette (Darüşşafaka Tekfen, Turkey/Alabama-Huntsville); Dakota Mathias (Philadelphia 76ers); Immanuel Quickly (New York Knicks); Naz Reid (Minnesota Timberwolves); Cam Reynolds (Houston Rockets); Isaiah Stewart (Detroit Pistons); Obi Toppin (New York Knicks); P.J. Washington (Charlotte Hornets); and Patrick Williams (Chicago Bulls).

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