The 2012 USA men's basketball team has seven players on the roster that did not play on the 2008 "Redeem Team." Whether it is because of injury or deteriorating skills, those players ceded their roster spot to a new wave of talented stars.
One player that didn't make the 2008 team was Kevin Durant. He had just finished his rookie season and was far from the polished scorer that we see today.
Kevin Love, another member of the 2012 team that was not on the 2008 squad, had just finished his career at UCLA before the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Here, we'll take a look at 10 players that have the potential to fill a spot on the 2016 USA men's basketball roster.
No incoming freshmen will make this list because, alas, they are not yet college hoops "stars."