"The USA Select Team was a vital part of the USA Men's National Team's training in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and again in 2012 we'll utilize this team of select NBA players to help get our National Team ready for the very competitive summer that is ahead of us," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball chairman.
"The 2012 Select Team has an excellent collection of talents. The group has outstanding speed and versatility, some excellent shooters, and some very good size," added Colangelo. "It will be great to have them involved in USA Basketball and in the National Team pipeline for our next quadrennium, 2013-16."
A starter with the NBA's Orlando Magic, Anderson was honored with the NBA Most Improved Player Award this season. He established career highs in scoring (16.1 ppg), rebounds (7.7 rpg), field goal percentage (.439) and free throw percentage this past season. He also paced the league and established personal bests in three-pointers made (166) and attempted (422) in 2011-12.
Anderson joins Jeremy Lin (New York Knicks/Harvard), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers/Duke), John Wall (Washington Wizards/Kentucky), DeJuan Blair (San Antonio Spurs/Pittsburgh), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings/Kentucky), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors/USC), Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz/Georgia Tech), Paul George (Indiana Pacers/Fresno State), Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls/USC), Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz/Butler), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs/San Diego State), and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors/Washington State) on the USA Basketball Select Team.
Earlier this season when the Magic were in the Bay Area to play the Golden State Warriors, we caught up with the former Golden Bear about his time in Berkeley. You can watch our interview here.