Leuer picked for USA Men’s Select Team
MADISON University of Wisconsin basketball standout Jon Leuer has earned a spot among the nation’s best.
The Badger senior was named Thursday to USA Men’s Select Team that will train against the 2010 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its July 19-24 training camp in Las Vegas.
Members of the Select Team will conduct a private training session on July 19. Leuer and and his teammates will train July 20-23 with the National Team, including NBA stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade.
The National Team is in preparation for the Aug. 28-Sept. 12 FIBA World Championships in Turkey. All practices will take place at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion.
Leuer is the second Badger in as many years to represent the U.S. in basketball. Bo Ryan coached the United States to a bronze medal in the 2009 World University Games last summer.
Leuer is among five Big Ten players on the Select Team. He is joined by William Buford (Ohio State), JaJuan Johnson (Purdue), John Shurna (Northwestern) and Mike Tisdale (Illinois).
The 20-man roster also will include Lavoy Allen (Temple), LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor), Jimmer Fredette (BYU), Scotty Hopson (Tennessee), Scoop Jardine (Syracuse), Shelvin Mack (Butler), Marcus Morris (Kansas), Jacob Pullen (Kansas State), Kyle Singler (Duke), Chris Singleton (Florida State), Nolan Smith (Duke); Howard Thompkins (Georgia), Kemba Walker (Connecticut), Chris Wright (Dayton) and Tyler Zeller (North Carolina).
Lorenzo Romar from Washington and Jay Wright from Villanova will be co-head coaches of the Select Team.