Group A, Day 3 USA (2-0) vs. Nigeria (1-1) TV: NBC Sports Network
Deron Williams got his first start for the U.S. National Team on Thursday and responded with 19 points and five assists in an easy 118-78 victory over Great Britain in Manchester.
USA Basketball officially announced its 2012 Men's Olympic Team on Saturday. And as expected, the Nets' Deron Williams is among the 12 names and one of five players on the roster who won gold in 2008 in Beijing.
It's been reported that USA Basketball will name 18 players later this month to a preliminary roster for the 2012 Olympics in London. But Chris Sheridan reports that the number will actually be 19 (with LaMarcus Aldridge as a late addition). Sheridan has the full list, which expectedly includes eight of the 12 players from the 2008 Olympic team. Among them are Deron Williams and Dwight Howard.