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Jay Wright named to USA Select Team Coaching Staff

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The Villanova head coach is not done yet.

After leading his team to a national championship in April, Jay Wright will remain busy in the summer, as he helps coach the USA Select Team in July.

Wright will be an assistant coach, working alongside head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. He will also work with Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka.

The USA Select Team will train with the USA Men’s National Team that will compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics during a training camp in Las Vegas.

The select team is comprised of 25 players, most of which are first or second year NBA players. There are a handful college players, including Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon, North Carolina’s Brice Johnson, Duke’s Brandon Ingram, Providence’s Kris Dunn and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine.

Also notably named to the select team is current Chicago Bulls forward and former Creighton standout Doug McDermott.

There will be no Villanova players on this year’s squad.

This isn’t Wright’s first time coaching at an international level. He previously coached the 2005 USA Basketball Team at the World University Games and the 2007 USA team at the Pan-American Games.

Training camp for the national and select teams will be held from July 18-21 at UNLV.







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Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.


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