Former Michigan State forward Draymond Green will be representing Sparty in Rio de Janeiro this summer. The Golden State Warriors star has been named to Team USA’s basketball roster for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Green will make his first Olympics appearance after a tremendous fourth season with the Warriors. He averaged 14 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.4 blocks while helping Golden State win an NBA record 73 games during the regular season. The fifth-year pro is the only Big Ten player to make the roster and will play alongside Golden State teammates Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson in Rio.
Of course, the Warriors fell short of the ultimate prize this season. Golden State seemed to be a lock to win the NBA title, but fell short against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals after relinquishing a 3-1 series lead.
The good news is Green will get another chance to be a champion this summer. Team USA begins its quest for a third-consecutive gold medal Aug. 8 against Venezuela.