Myles Turner accepted an invitation to participate with USA Basketball Team Select this summer. Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star reported the news:
It’s a big honor for the 20-year-old Pacer as he’ll get to train and scrimmage with the Olympic team for a week in the summer. Perhaps with his teammate Paul George if he decides to participate this year. It’s a way for USA Basketball to get young players involved and familiar with its culture early in their careers. It’s often the first step to eventually being on the Olympic team and a decent predictor of future success in the league.
Some players on the 2012 Select Team: Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins, Kawhi Leonard, and Kyrie Irving.
Other players reported to be on the USA Select Team include the following: Portland’s CJ McCollum, Phoenix’s Devin Booker, and two Lakers Julius Randle & DeAngelo Russell.
This is just one of many Mylestones for Turner on the season. Here’s a quick review:
Myles getting drafted as the 11th pick in the 1st round:
First points and dunk as an NBA Player:
First 30-point performance (against the defending Champs):
First smothered chicken of the “King:”
First NBA 3-pointer:
First Playoff Series:
It was a great first season for Myles Turner and he has many more Mylestones to come and many this season that went unmentioned. Soon, we’ll probably get the announcement that Turner made the All-Rookie 2nd Team.