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DeMarcus Cousins, Jeremy Lin Named To US Select Team

DeMarcus Cousins will get the chance to play with his old Kentucky running mate John Wall yet again as they help make sure the US men's national team is as ready for the Olympics as possible. How will they do that? As part of the US Select team.

Cousins, the young Sacramento Kings star, will join the likes of Wall, rookie of the year Kyrie Irving and the New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin on the Select team that will scrimmage the men's national team in practice, according to CSN Bay Area's Matt Steinmetz.

Cousins improved his numbers across the board this season with averages of 18.1 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in his second season in the league. He could be the biggest guy on the court during scrimmages with Dwight Howard no longer available for the men's national team due to an injury.

Lin's journey from obscurity continues as he'll battle against the likes of Chris Paul and Deron Williams during scrimmages when he could barely find time on the floor for the Golden State Warriors last season. What a difference a year makes.

Check out Sactown Royalty for more on Cousins and the Kings.