Andre Miller, who led Utah into the NCAA championship game this year, heads the 12-man U.S. basketball team chosen Thursday to play in the Goodwill Games, starting Sunday in New York.
Coach Clem Haskins said the 6-foot-2 Miller, who passed up the NBA draft to remain in school, will be the starting point guard. Haskins selected two other players as probable starters - Elton Brand, the 6-8 Duke freshman, who will play center, and Jumaine Jones, a shooting guard from Georgia."I think the rest of the team will fit around those three," Haskins said. "But we have 12 players and everyone will contribute."
Others who made the team were Calvin Booth of Penn State, Brian Cardinal of Purdue, Keith Carter of Mississippi, Khalid El-Amin of Connecticut, Dion Glover of Georgia Tech, A.J. Guyton of Indiana, Quincy Lewis of Minnesota, James Posey of Xavier of Ohio, and Wally Szczerbiak of Miami of Ohio.