George Selected to National Team Pool
Jan. 23, 2014
By: Andrew Rich
By: Andrew Rich
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball announced that 28 players have been selected to their 2014-2016 Men's National Team pool on Thursday morning, and the list included former Fresno State and current Indiana Pacer star Paul George. He will join the group of stars to compete for spots on the 2014 USA World Championship Team and the 2016 Olympic Team, should the United States qualify.
George, who was drafted by the Pacers with the 10th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, is enjoying a breakout season that has elevated him to superstar status in the league. He is averaging 23.3 points in his third season and currently is receiving the second most All-Star Game votes in the Eastern Conference, behind only LeBron James.
The Palmdale, Calif., native played two seasons for the Bulldogs. George finished with a career scoring average of 15.5 points and pulled down almost seven rebounds a game for Fresno State.
He now is the leader of a Pacers team that has the best record in the NBA at 33-8.
George will be joined by a long list of superstars that includes James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony. He is one of two players that played at a Mountain West Conference school, joined by San Diego State's Kawhi Leonard.
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