Celtics duo to represent Team USA in 2024 Olympics

Photo courtesy of MGN

Photo courtesy of MGN

By Alexandria Evans


Team USA is in the process of finalizing its men’s basketball roster for the Summer 2024 Paris Olympics. This year’s team boasts the best of the best, with the likes of LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, and more. Along with the already talent-heavy roster, the Celtics are sending two of their own to France to shoot for gold.

Jayson Tatum and Jrue Holiday were both selected to take the court with Team USA this summer. After outstanding seasons from both players, it’s not surprise they were picked for this year’s roster. 

Tatum is currently in the running for MVP, after leading the Celtics to a No. 1 seed in the NBA and Eastern Conference. The 6’8 forward averaged 26.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 4.9 assists this regular season. Holiday, on the other hand, averaged 12.5 points, with nearly 5 ½ rebounds and 4.8 assist. Despite his point average being on the lower side in his debut season with Boston, he was still very productive on defense, likely contributed to his selection. Holiday also had an exceptional defensive performance in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, proving his capabilities to play for an Olympic team. 

Before they were teammates in the NBA, the two veterans shared the court in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, where they brought home gold for Team USA. Now, the two will look to go back-to-back, and help bring home the USA’s fifth consecutive gold medal for men’s basketball.