Bucks guard Connaughton joins USA Basketball

Posted career-highs in points, rebounds, assists

Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton was named to the 13-man USA Basketball Men’s Select Team, USA Basketball announced today. Connaughton and The Select Team will train from Aug. 5-9 with the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, which includes Bucks forward Khris Middleton and center Brook Lopez, during its training camp in Las Vegas.

Connaughton, 26, set new career-highs in points (6.9) rebounds (4.2) and assists (2.0) per game while shooting 46.6% from the field in his first season with Milwaukee in 2018-19. He appeared in 61 regular season games and all 15 of the Bucks’ playoff games. The Notre Dame product has played in 216 career games over four seasons with Portland and Milwaukee and holds career averages of 4.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.

Other notable players on the Select Team include Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, Hawks guard Trae Young, and Nets forward Jarrett Allen.

The Select Team will also join the National Team players and participate in the USA Blue versus USA White exhibition game on Friday, Aug. 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. CT.