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Nets C Jarrett Allen invited to join Team USA’s Select Team

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Allen’s invitation is further evidence that the young center has a tremendously bright future in the NBA.

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Jarrett Allen’s young career with the Brooklyn Nets continues to trend in a positive direction.

On Saturday, the former Texas Longhorns star center was invited to join Team USA’s Select Team in Las Vegas in the coming weeks, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes.

A former first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Allen progressed across the board during his second season with the Nets. After seeing his minutes increase from 20 to 26 per contest, Allen emerged as a key piece of Nets team that also improved notably last season, starting in each of his 80 regular season appearances as Brooklyn compiled a 42-40 record and secured a 6th seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Along the way, Allen averaged 16.7 points and 12.8 rebounds per 40 minutes, thanks in large part to 22 double-doubles on the season, and earned a roster spot on the U.S. Team for the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend.

Allen will join fellow former Longhorn Myles Turner in Las Vegas. Turner, following a 2018-19 campaign that saw him average 18.6 points and 10 rebounds per 40 minutes, will be among 20 participants competing for a spot on the USA National Team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.