Timberwolves' Love Named to U.S Olympic Roster

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Timberwolves' Love Named to U.S Olympic Roster

July 7, 2012 Updated Jul 7, 2012 at 5:32 PM CST

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was named Saturday evening to the 2012 United States Olympic men's basketball roster, one of 12 players to be so named.

Love was a member of the United States team that took home gold at the 2012 World Championships, but this will be his first appearance at the Olympic Games.

The Minnesota star averaged a franchise-record 26.0 points per game in the 2011-12 season, that while also hauling in 13.3 rebounds.

He led the NBA with 48 double-doubles this past year, ranked second with 39.0 minutes per game, and ranked fourth with 379 made free throws.

Add to that, Love became just the third player in league history to average 25+ points and 10+ rebounds while making 50+ three-pointers in a single season.

The 2012 London Summer Games will open this summer on July 27 and end on August 12.

2012 UNITED STATES OLYMPIC MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

Kevin Love (Minnesota)
Carmelo Anthony (New York)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles)
Tyson Chandler (New York)
Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles)
James Harden (Oklahoma City)
Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia)
LeBron James (Miami)
Chris Paul (Los Angeles)
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City)
Deron Williams (Brooklyn)

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