Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, center Naz Reid named to 2021 USA Men's Select Team | KSTP.com

Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, center Naz Reid named to 2021 USA Men's Select Team

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Chris Finch high-fives Naz Reid (11) and Anthony Edwards (1) during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Minneapolis. Photo: AP Photo/Stacy Bengs. Minnesota Timberwolves coach Chris Finch high-fives Naz Reid (11) and Anthony Edwards (1) during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: July 01, 2021 03:19 PM
Created: July 01, 2021 01:02 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be sending two players to the USA Men's Select Team this year.

Guard Anthony Edwards and center Naz Reid were named to the 2021 team and will train with the USA Basketball Men's National Team from July 6-9 during its training camp in Las Vegas.

Edwards, who was recently a unanimous selection to the 2020-21 All-Rookie First Team, led all qualified rookies in scoring with 19.3 points per game, the largest rookie scoring average in Timberwolves history. He is also the only rookie to play in all 72 games and ranked first amongst rookies in total points (1,392), second in total three-pointers (171), second in total steals (82), third in rebounds (336) and fifth in assists (211).

The Atlanta-native was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month three times this past season, joining Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins as the only Wolves players to earn the honor multiple times.

Reid wrapped up his sophomore season, averaging career-highs across the board. He averaged 11.2 points per game on 52.3% shooting, 4.6 rebounds and a team high-tying 1.1 blocks per game. He reached a game-high 29 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 6.

The team features 12 players who just completed either their first or second NBA season, including six members of the 2020-21 NBA All-Rookie first and second teams.


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