Sixers guard Jrue Holiday named to USA Basketball Select team

Posted: July 04, 2012

76ers point guard Jrue Holiday has been added to the 2012 USA men's select team, it was announced Monday.

The team will train July 6-11 against the 2012 USA Basketball men's national team during training camp in Las Vegas, Nev.

Holiday is the 15th player USA Basketball named to the USA select squad.

"In naming Jrue to our select team we've added an athletic guard who can get to the rim and someone who is also a good three-point shooter," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman. "Both those skills will be invaluable in helping prepare our national team for this summer."

Holiday, who was the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft after playing one season at UCLA, started 65 games in 2011-12 for the 76ers and averaged 13.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.6 steals.

He shot 43.2 percent from the field, 38.0 percent from three-point range, and 78.3 percent from the foul line.

In the Sixers's 13 playoff games, Holiday averaged 15.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.5 steals. He made 40.8 percent of his three-point tries.

Roster moves. After extending Lavoy Allen over the weekend, the Sixers have seven players signed to contracts at close to $53 million. Once they have completed deals for rookies Maurice Harkless and Arnett Moultrie, nine players will account for about $54.9 million of the $58 million cap.

The Sixers have expressed interest in re-signing free agents Spencer Hawes and Lou Williams. However, they don't have much cap flexibility.

If they exercise the amnesty clause on Elton Brand, a provision that would allow his more than $18 million salary to come off the books, the Sixers could be more active in free agency.


Contact John N. Mitchell at jmitchell@philly.com. Follow on Twitter @JmitchInquirer. Read his blog, "Deep Sixer," at philly.com/deepsixer

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