Andrew Iguodala named to 2012 U.S. Olympic team

Andrew Iguodala named to 2012 U.S. Olympic team

CREATED Jul 7, 2012

Sports Director: Jason Barr

TUCSON (Arizona Athletics)

Former University of Arizona men's basketball player Andre Iguodala was named to the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, USA Basketball announced Saturday.

Iguodala, a 6-foot-6, 207-pound guard/forward is one of 12 members of the U.S. Olympic team. He was joined on the squad by Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks); Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers); Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers); James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder); LeBron James (Miami Heat); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers); Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Deron Williams (New Jersey Nets).

Iguodala, who just completed his eighth season in the National Basketball Association with the Philadelphia 76ers, is making his second consecutive appearance on a USA Basketball senior national team roster, as he was also a part of the Gold-medal-winning 2010 FIBA World Championship squad.

He is the third former Wildcat to appear in the Olympic Games, and the second to represent the United States. Richard Jefferson (1998-2001) represented the U.S. in the 2004 Athens Olympiad, while Robertas Javtokas (1999-2000) has been a member of the Lithuanian Olympic team in 2004, 2008 and is scheduled to participate in 2012.