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Greg Stiemsma named to U.S. select roster

Posted By Jon Lemons On June 6, 2012 @ 5:57 pm In General | 13 Comments

The Associated Press is reporting that Celtics center Greg Stiemsma will join the U.S. select team [1]. Stiemsma joins Lance Thomas of the New Orleans Hornets [2] as the newest members of a talented group of young players that will train against the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team.

The select team will train against the Americans in Las Vegas from July 6-11. The roster also includes Rookie of the Year Kyrie IrvingJeremy Lin [3], John Wall [4], Kawhi Leonard, DeJuan Blair [5], DeMarcus Cousins [6], DeMar DeRozan, Derrick Favors [7], Gordon Hayward, Paul George, Taj Gibson and Klay Thompson.

After spending four years playing basketball overseas and in the NBA Development League, Stiemsma emerged as a valuable asset for the Celtics [8] in the second half of the season. Averaging more than 18 minutes per game after the All-Star break, Stiemsma has given Boston a much needed shot blocking and rebounding presence off the bench.

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[1] Celtics center Greg Stiemsma will join the U.S. select team: http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/Boston-Celtics-Greg-Stiemsma-New-Orleans-Hornets-Lance-Thomas-added-to-US-select-team-roster-060612

[2] New Orleans Hornets: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-orleans-hornets.htm

[3] Jeremy Lin: http://media.weei.com/basketball/jeremy-lin.htm

[4] John Wall: http://media.weei.com/basketball/john-wall.htm

[5] DeJuan Blair: http://media.weei.com/basketball/dejuan-blair.htm

[6] DeMarcus Cousins: http://media.weei.com/basketball/demarcus-cousins.htm

[7] Derrick Favors: http://media.weei.com/basketball/derrick-favors.htm

[8] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

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