Kila is trying to follow in the footsteps of Eric Hicks and Kenyon Martin before him to make the team. He just needs to outlast four more players to be a part of the squad that heads to Sochi, Russia. Here are the 16 finalists.
Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado/Woodland Hills, Calif.)
Yogi Ferrell (Indiana/Indianapolis, Ind.)
Davante Gardner (Marquette/Suffolk, Va.)
Treveon Graham (Virginia Commonwealth/Temple Hills, Md.)
Jerian Grant (Notre Dame/Bowie, Md.)
Luke Hancock (Louisville/ Roanoke, Va.)
Tyler Haws (BYU/Alpine, Utah)
Rodney Hood (Duke/Meridian, Miss.)
Cory Jefferson (Baylor/ Killeen, Texas)
Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati/Yonkers, N.Y.)
Alex Kirk (New Mexico/Los Alamos, N.M.)
Doug McDermott (Creighton/Ames, Iowa)
Adreian Payne (Michigan State/Dayton, Ohio)
Chasson Randle (Stanford/Rock Island, Ill.)
Will Sheehey (Indiana/Stuart, Fla.)
Aaron White (Iowa/Strongsville, Ohio).
I maintain that Kila's ability to shoot the ball from deep is a must have for the FIBA game where there is a big premium on spacing the floor. Time will tell. The final roster will be named before the team departs for Russia on July 1st. Go get em Kila.