Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. Olympic basketball team roster. At least kind of. Davis is on the 18 man roster, which will be cut down to the final 12 man roster on June 18.
The 20 finalists were announced earlier, but due to injures, that list was cut to the preliminary 18. Some of the roster’s big men, such as Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge are injured. That is what puts Davis on the Olympic team, in spite of not playing a single minute in the NBA. Former Kentucky big man DeMarcus Cousins was added to the select squad that will scrimmage Team USA.
First and foremost, making this team is an incredible accomplishment for any player. Anthony Davis has not played in the NBA yet, so that just spells dividends of how great his talent truly is.
It is easy to tell that Anthony Davis deserved being on the team, because of the roster’s short hand of big men. It will be fun to see Davis and Cousins both compete against top-notch talent from other countries.
I honestly believe that Davis will have a major impact in the Olympics, and showcase his incredible shot blocking ability. DeMarcus Cousins has only played two seasons in the NBA, but has wreaked havoc in the league already. Cousins has been averaging a double-double in his first two seasons. Davis and Cousins should both be great assets to this team of incredible talent.
There has been talk for a few weeks of Davis potentially being added to the roster. I am not sure about you, but I just got a lot more excited for the Olympics then what I already was.