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DeMarcus Cousins earns Team USA Basketball spot for 2016 Rio Olympics

Boogie is going to the Olympics this year.

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins will be part of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

According to Marc Spears of ESPN,  the former Kentucky Wildcats big man has earned a roster spot on Team USA Basketball for this year's Olympic festivities, which take place in August.

Cousins, who is also now a two-time All-Star, was the NBA's fourth-leading scorer this past season while averaging a double-double with career highs in both points (26.9) and boards (10.2) per contest. He did so while playing in 65 games and averaged 34.6 minutes per game.

Cousins also ranked fourth in the league in scoring, fifth in rebounding and sixth in double-doubles. Boogie also knocked down a career-high 70 three-point shots after combining for just 11 in his first five seasons. He also was the only player in the NBA last season to finish in the top five in scoring and rebounding.

Cousins was previously selected for Team USA's 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.