It has been two years since Miles and Mason Plumlee were teammates at Duke, but it appears like their old coach will give them another shot at playing side by side for the USA Select Team.
The USA Select Team is often comprised of the young up-and-coming stars in the NBA, whose youthful exuberance is used to frustrate the stars on the national team before they ply their wares against the rest of the world.
Duke has long sent players to the USA Select Team. Grant Hill and Bobby Hurley were part of the team of collegiate players that handed the 1992 Dream Team its only loss—although Mike Krzyzewski claims Team USA head coach Chuck Daily threw the game.
More recently, Kyrie Irving played for the USA Select Team in 2012 before the London Olympics.
Although the rosters aren't finalized yet, early reports have the Plumlees being joined by Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, Victor Oladipo, Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Tobias Harris.
Irving is currently a member of the national team roster.
Miles Plumlee turned heads last season after joining the Phoenix Suns, averaging 8.1 points and 7.8 rebounds for the surprising Suns.
Mason Plumlee was named to the All-Rookie First Team thanks to his 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Mason should expect an uptick in production with Andray Blatche presumably leaving via free agency and Kevin Garnett's workload expected to be limited again.
Both players will try to continue improving through the USA Select Team after their stints in the NBA Summer League.
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