Monday, August 20, 2007

Redd Impressive For Team USA

John Schuhmann, blogging about Team USA for, gives a rundown of roster hopefuls, and notes about Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Redd:

“Redd has shot the ball pretty well in camp. No one on the roster can get a shot up quicker than he can, so he's obviously a key weapon off the bench. If there weren't as many injuries, he might be battling with Mike Miller for the designated shooter's role, but with only 14 healthy bodies, there looks to be room for both of them on the roster.”’s David DuPree also reports on Redd and Team USA. The article reveals encouraging quotes from Redd, coach Mike Krzyzewski, and particularly managing director Jerry Colangelo:

"One of the biggest drawbacks or limitations our teams in the past have had in world championships and the Olympics has been lack of shooters," Colangelo says. "And Michael Redd is a terrific shooter, no question about that."

"It makes all the difference in the world, and that's pretty evident when the shooters like Redd are out there on the court. The more shooters you have, the easier it is for everyone else. Michael enjoys shooting. It's his job, and it's a nice job to have."

Redd, while still not a sure thing, appears to be a very good bet to make the team’s final 12-man roster. Team USA starts play against Venezuela on Wednesday, August 22.

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