Keldon Johnson Gets to Represent The United States In the Olympics

Keldon Johnson
Keldon Johnson

Keldon Johnson was allowed to represent the United States in the 2020 Olympics. He was added to the basketball team roster to represent the national team in Japan. This marked Johnson becoming the third player who was formerly on the men’s basketball team of Kentucky.

Johnson was primarily within the Select Team, but he was promoted to the roster of 12 players on Friday. Originally, the players selected were Bradley Beal and Kevin Love. They were replaced later by new selections  JaVale McGee and Keldon Johnson. Star players Devin Booker and Bam Adebayo will be assisted by the latest addition of Keldon Johnson to the squad. The team is scheduled to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Saitama Super Arena of Saitama, Japan from July 25-Aug 8.

What Happens By Adding Keldon Johnson In The Olympics?

The team of the USA is being led by the head coach of Keldon Johnson in his NBA games, Gregg Popovich from the Spurs. Villanova’s Jay Wright and Lloyd Pierce along with Warriors’ Steve Kerr will be assisting him. 

The former stars would be seen making their debuts for the U.S. National Team, which happens to have won the Olympic gold medal a whopping 15 times. The team seeks to win its fourth gold in a row at the XXXII Olympiad. Keldon Johnson was one of the three Select Team players who were selected to appear during the tour of the national team in Vegas.

While Khris Middleton, Holiday, and Booker competed in the finals of the NBA, Johnson had a significant contribution to the National Men’s Team game against Australia. Keldon Johnson managed to score seven points during a 3-of-5 shooting within 13 minutes of the game. Johnson has developed to be one of the best from San Antonio, where he spent his rookie season. He was one of the best in his season with a minimum of 20 points and a minimum of 20 rebounds.

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