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Detroit Pistons: Andre Drummond Has Realistic Expectations for Future with Team USA

SVG may see a lot of Dwight Howard in Drummond.
(courtesy: NBA.SI.com)

Andre Drummond is one of the few NBA players who just ooze potential. At 6-foot-10, 270 pounds, and only 21-years-old, Drummond is already a force in the paint for the Detroit Pistons and is only getting better.

Drummond was chosen to participate on Team USA’s Select Team, meaning he’s one of the 16 finalists in contention to make the official 12 man FIBA World Cup Roster. Despite being on the roster, Drummond tallied a “DNP – Coach’s Decision” on Saturday night when Team USA took on Brazil in an exhibition.

Every player on the roster wants to get on the court and prove themselves, but Drummond was realistic about his expectations heading into tomorrow night’s game against the Dominican Republic.

“I just expect to get warmed up and cheer my guys on,” he said after Tuesday’s practice at the Brooklyn Nets PNY Center. “If I do get the opportunity to play, I’ll be ready to play. If I don’t, I still get the opportunity to represent my country.”

Drummond went on to describe the entire experience as “excellent” despite his inconsistent playing time.

Drummond is only 21-years-old, so if this isn’t the year for him to make his mark on Team USA, his time will come in the near future.

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