Former University of Kentucky star John Wall, who was one of three players cut from Team USA after its first training camp stop in Las Vegas, told CSN Washington that he wasn't given much of a shot to make the team since he was a late addition to the pool of players.
"Nah, I don't think so, but it's a part of the game," Wall said. "I'm just happy to have the opportunity to be there and represent my country. I wish them the best of luck and hope they can win gold."
The Washington Wizards All-Star told CSN Washington that he thought his week with the team went well. He was dealing with a left knee injury.
"It was cool. It wasn't bad at all," Wall said of his left knee. "I got through the whole week. I thought I played pretty well. Things didn't go in my favor. But, we'll (get) past it."
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Wall told CSN he'll use the cut as a source of motivation.
"You want to make every team you try out for," he said. "I guess I'm overlooked again. I guess have to prove myself one more time."