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Stephen Curry Makes Team USA's Final Cut

Curry made the final cut after Rajon Rondo withdrew, and will definitely be participating in the FIBAs World Championships in a few weeks.

With one exhibition game remaining and just four days out from the tip of the FIBA World Championship for Men, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo today announced that Warriors guard Stephen Curry will represent the United States at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Joining Curry on the 12-man 2010 USA World Championship Team will be: Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets); Tyson Chandler (Dallas Mavericks); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies); Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers); Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers); Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).

Considering the need for outside shooting in international basketball (especially from the point position), it seemed obvious that Curry would be a favorite to make it. Rondo’s withdrawal seems to only confirm the need for playing that up-tempo style of basketball Curry thrives in.

(Thanks to Rated-R Superstar for the tip!)