Rudy Gay replaces Kevin Durant on Team USA Roster

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Over the weekend it was announced Rudy Gay will replace Kevin Durant as the 16th member on the 2014 USA National Team roster. Gay will compete against Chandler Parsons, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver and Demar DeRozan for a chance to represent Team USA at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain later this month. Gay’s addition gives UConn two players vying for a chance to represent our country, with Andre Drummond as the second. UConn joins Duke (Kyrie Irving, Mason Plumlee) and Kentucky (DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis) as the only college programs with two potential representatives. This is not Gay’s first stint with Team USA- he averaged 7 points off the bench for the 2010 World Championship team and was one of the last cuts made off the 2012 Olympic team. Team USA will have a training camp in Chicago August 14-16 to determine which 12 players make the final roster. Here is a look at the statistics of Gay compared to his competitors:

Player G MPG PPG FG% 3P% RPG APG SPG BPG
Gay 73 34.7 20 .46 .33 6 2.9 1.3 0.8
Parsons 74 37.6 16.6 .47 .37 5.5 4.0 1.2 0.4
Hayward 77 36.4 16.2 .41 .30 5.1 5.2 1.4 0.5
Korver 71 33.9 12.0 .48 .47 4.0 2.9 1.0 0.3
DeRozan 79 38.2 22.7 .43 .31 4.3 4.0 1.1 0.4

 

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