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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Wizards’ Bradley Beal on Team USA radar

John Wall will have his opportunity to earn some equity in the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team this weekend in Las Vegas, where he will train with the Select Team that will scrimmage Team USA.


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The Select Team is considered the pipeline for the national squad, with Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose using the experience of practicing with the Olympic team in 2008 to earn spots on the 2010 world championship team. If Wall performs well and his career moves in an upward trajectory, he might have a spot on the 2014 world championship team, but USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said on Monday that another Wizard could potentially be in the mix for program.

In a radio interview with “Holden and Danny” on 106.7 The Fan, Colangelo was asked about recent draft pick Bradley Beal and responded, “Beal is a terrific player and has a great future, a bright future, I feel, as far as the NBA, and we’ve got our antennae up on all these young players that are coming up the pike. If Beal gets off to a good start, we’ll be watching him as he comes into the league and his name is on the board.”

Beal was most valuable player of the 2010 FIBA Under-17 world championships in Germany, where he averaged 18.3 points and led the U.S. team that featured fellow first-round picks Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Tony Wroten to an 8-0 record. He also averaged a team-high 19 points on the FIBA Americas U-16 championship in Argentina.

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