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Team USA Basketball Roster set for Rio Olympics; DeMarcus Cousins on it

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The 12-man roster that will represent the US at the 2016 Rio Olympics has been announced.

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As expected, former Kentucky Wildcats great DeMarcus Cousins was selected to the 12-man Team USA Basketball roster that will represent the United States at the Rio Olympics this fall.

It was reported earlier this month that Boogie made the cut, and now Team USA has announced the full roster. That includes Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, Pacers forward Paul George, Warriors forward Draymond Green, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, and Warriors guard Klay Thompson.

This is the first Olympic berth for Cousins, who participated with Team USA at the 2014 FIBA World Cup en route to a gold medal. He averaged 9.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.3 steals and shot a team-high 70.2 percent from the field in 13.8 minutes a game.

The U.S. will start training for the Olympics in Las Vegas and play exhibition games in Las Vegas, Oakland, Calif., Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston before leaving for Rio.  The U.S. will train against the USA Men's Select Team, which features former Wildcats in Suns guard Devin Booker, Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and Lakers forward Julius Randle.