Aug. 6, 2002
Bruin greats Baron Davis and Reggie Miller are on the U. S. squad for the upcoming FIBA World Championships, Aug. 28-Sept. 8 in Indianapolis.
Davis was added to the U. S. roster on Monday, replacing New Jersey Net standout Jason Kidd, who is injured (groin). Davis, UCLA's point guard for two years (1997-99), is entering his fourth season with the New Orleans Hornets. He just signed a new deal that added six years to the one year left on his previous contract, reportedly worth $84 million.
Miller, who has established himself as one of greatest long-range shooters in NBA history, will be entering his 15th season with the Indiana Pacers. A two-time (1987-86) All-Pac-10 performer for the Bruins, Miller was a first-round draft pick by the Pacers in 1987. He won a Gold Medal on the U. S. team at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.