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By LARRY VAUGHT
Anthony Davis is going to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft later this month, but Kentucky coach John Calipari thinks he could also be part of the Olympic team going to London later this summer.
Davis led UK to the national title and was named the most outstanding player in the Final Four. He swept most national player of the year, freshmen of the year and defensive player of the year honors and was added to the tryout list for the United States Olympic team that will be named in early July.
“If Anthony is in great condition like he has really been working out and is ready to go, I like his chances (of making the team),” said Calipari Tuesday. “They need him. It also allows continuity in USA basketball. He could be there the next 12 years.
“He would be the youngest player on a post Dream Team. There has been one other college player, but I think he was a senior. I like the opportunity he is going to have.”
Calipari is also being mentioned as a possible coach for the 2016 Olympic team.
“Everybody says that and a lot of it is because of how many players we have out there having success,” Calipari said. “There are a lot of qualified coaches. I don’t think any of us coaches would say no to an opportunity like that. Coaching for your country is the ultimate honor. I would not be mad (if not picked) because there are people out there that are quality coaches. Obviously, that would be quite an honor.”