By Gary Washburn GLOBE STAFF AUGUST 30, 2015
Less than a year from the opening of the 2016 Rio Olympics, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo is comfortable with the process of selecting the 12-man team that will be shooting for a third consecutive gold medal.

The competition for roster spots is staunch. Colangelo wanted it that way when he took over USA Basketball following the team’s embarrassing bronze-medal performance in 2004. Colangelo wanted seasoned, established veterans vying for spots. He wanted rising players competing for spots, and he wanted promising youngsters willing to participate in the program with hopes of cracking future rosters.

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