Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young gets five from John Collins in the final minutes of a 106-82 victory over the Miami Heat in a NBA basketball game at State Farm Arena on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/
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Despite withdrawals, Hawks’ Collins, Young have not been elevated to Team USA

Despite a number of high-profile players choosing not to compete for Team USA in the upcoming FIBA World Cup tournament, it does not appear that Hawks players John Collins and Trae Young will be added to the roster.

It was reported Monday that Bradley Beal will not play in the tournament. He joins Anthony Davis, James Harden, Tobias Harris, Eric Gordon and C.J. McCollum who have already opted out from the original roster of 20 players. That leaves the current roster at 15 players. It will be trimmed to a final roster of 12 players before the tournament. Training camp will be held Aug. 5-9 in Las Vegas before the World Cup on Aug. 31-Sept. 15 in China.

Collins and Young will be part of the Select Team that will help Team USA in its preparation.

However, according to a person familiar with the situation, Collins and Young have not been elevated to the Team USA roster. If they are elevated, it is a long shot they will make the final team.

The current roster consists of Kemba Walker, Damiam Lillard, Andre Drummond, Kevin Love, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Kyle Kuzma, Harrison Barnes, P.J. Tucker, Paul Millsap, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, Myles Turner and Brook Lopez.

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