Luther Head Named To USA Basketball Team

Former Illini Luther Head Named to USA Basketball Select Team Close friends and former Illinois basketball stars will reunite on the court later this month as Luther Head helps prepare Deron Williams and the U.S. Olympic squad for a gold-medal run.

Head, the former Illini All-American guard and current Houston Rocket, is one of 10 players named to the 2008 USA Basketball Men's Select Team that has been chosen to ready the USA Senior National Team for the Beijing Summer Olympics. Joining Head on the USA Select Team are LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Al Horford, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Martin, O.J. Mayo, Derrick Rose and Rodney Stuckey.

The Select squad begins training in Las Vegas on July 20 and will scrimmage against the USA Senior National Team from July 21-24. Williams and his U.S. teammates conclude training in Las Vegas on July 25, facing the Canadian National Team in the State Farm USA Basketball Challenge. Prior to arriving in Beijing on Aug. 6, the U.S. will play four games between July 31-Aug. 5 that are part of the USA Basketball International Challenge in Macao and Shanghai. The Olympics are scheduled for Aug. 10-24.

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