COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams has been named assistant coach for the eight-player college all-star team that will meet the 1992 USA Olympic team as it prepares for the Games in Barcelona.
Williams, it was announced Wednesday, will assist head coach George Raveling of USC.
The team is made up of Anfernee Hardaway, Grant Hill, Allan Houston, Bobby Hurley, Jamal Mashburn, Eric Montross, Rodney Rogers and Chris Webber.
The college players will scrimmage the U.S. team, headed by Michael Jordan, June 22-26 at the University of California at San Diego.
"I'm excited about the team. That's a high quality team," Williams said today. "I'm excited to go there and work for the week. I don't know if I'm TOO patriotic, but I enjoy doing things with USA on it.
"Plus, the more I do these kinds of things, the greater chance I have of getting our players selected. I want to get our guys involved in this."
U.S. Olympic coach Chuck Daly believes the series of games will help his team, made up of NBA stars.
``The USA Olympic team has a very short training period prior to participating in the Basketball Tournament of the Americas (the Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas) and this team of current college players is going to play a very important part in our preparation,'' Daly said. ``These eight collegians are some of our country's best college players and many have international experience which will prove invaluable in our Olympic preparation.''
The NBA players on the Olympic team are Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Chris Mullen, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson and John Stockton.