Alonzo Mourning of Georgetown and Bryant Stith of Virginia survived the cut from 20 to 16 after the U.S. national team's two-day minicamp in Durham, N.C.
The 16 will return to Duke July 10 to open training camp. The team then goes to Portland, Ore., for July 18-22 before the Goodwill Games in Seattle starting July 23. No more than 15 can compete in the Goodwill Games.
After Seattle, the U.S. team will face the Soviet Union in Atlanta on Aug. 4 and then 12 players will compete in the World Championships in Buenos Aires Aug. 8-19. The Americans are the defending world champions.
Also making the cut: Kenny Anderson of Georgia Tech, Bobby Hurley and Christian Laettner of Duke, Doug Smith of Missouri, Billy Owens of Syracuse, Todd Day and Lee Mayberry of Arkansas, Chris Gattling of Old Dominion, Mark Randall of Kansas, Kevin Lynch of Minnesota, Chris Mills of Arizona, Chris Smith of Connecticut, Clarence Witherspoon of Southern Mississippi and Henry Williams of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Cut were Randy Brown of New Mexico State, Robert Horry of Alabama, Jim Jackson of Ohio State and Sean Rooks of Arizona.
"I think we'll have a very quick team," said the national coach, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke. "We're not super big. We have good height. But compared to Yugoslavia or the Russian team, we will be smaller. We will have to use style to take advantage of their size."
Krzyzewski kept some size. Laettner is 6 feet 11, Smith and Mourning are 6-10, and Owens, Day, Gattling and Randall are 6-8 or better. . . .
Finland's national team defeated a squad of Big East stars, 74-72, in Helsinki as the conference began a six-game exhibition tour of Finland and the Soviet Union.
Pekka Markkenen, a regular for Kansas last season, scored 20 points for Finland. Rod Sellers of Connecticut led the Big East with 18 points and eight rebounds; Villanova's Chris Walker had 15 points, five steals.