ESPN's Malika Andrews asked Young about his omission from the list in the midst of a wide-ranging interview that aired Thursday:
"Obviously I was kind of hurt that I didn't make the 44 players and felt like I deserved to be on that list," Young said. "But for me, it's not going to stop me from working hard and continuing to get better. ... I don't know what the final list will say if I end up getting added to the list, but we'll just see when the time comes."
Young is averaging 29.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and 9.2 assists per game for the Hawks. He was named an All-Star starter this year.
This year's Summer Games will take place in Tokyo, where the United States will be looking to win its fourth straight gold medal.
Per the USA Basketball team release, nine members of the gold-medal winning team from 2016 are on the list, including four-time NBA MVP and Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward LeBron James.
Young likely faced an uphill battle to make the team given a stacked finalist list, especially at the guard position. However, his omission from the final group of 44 is still surprising given his individual accolades and performances.
This year's team will be led by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright will be his assistants.