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Devin Booker is the youngest player named to USA Basketball’s Men’s National Team player pool

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USA Basketball has added Phoenix Suns player for the first time in a very long time, Devin Booker, your time is now.

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is one of the top 35 home grown basketball players in our great nation, USA Basketball announced on Friday.

Booker is the youngest buck in the pool of potential Team USA players. The 35 will be whittled down to 12 by the time the Olympics rolls around, but even being in the 35 is a huge boost for Booker and the Phoenix Suns, who have not had a player on this roster since the days of Shawn Marion and Amare Stoudemire.

Booker is one of five new players added to the USA Basketball pool. He joins C.J. McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks), Isaiah Thomas (Los Angeles Lakers), and Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers).

Here’s the rest of the list:

USA Men’s National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo on what’s next:

“While we do not have an official competition that we need to prepare for in 2018, the selection and announcement of our new pool of national team members and this year’s July minicamp are important first steps in our preparations to defend the FIBA World Cup and Olympic titles we won during the last two quadrenniums,” said Colangelo. “This year’s minicamp is an opportunity for us to continue and expand the culture, brotherhood and camaraderie that has been built.

That July minicamp will be held in spectacular Las Vegas, Nevada at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center. Daily practices will be held from 7/25-27.

Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs is still the coach of the National Team. Twelve of the guys above will compete in the 2019 USA World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Booker was a member of the USA Basketball Select Team in 2016. That team trained against the USA National Team.

Will he be one of the 12 competing internationally in 2019?