Former Kansas University center Sasha Kaun on Monday was named a member of Russia's 2008 Olympic men's basketball team. The 12-player list has been described as preliminary, according to CSKA Moscow's Website. That's because forward Viktor Khryapa will fly with the Russian team to China and play if he recovers from an ankle injury.
Kaun has been practicing and playing in games while trying out for a spot on the Russian team the past couple weeks. Other members of the Russian Olympic team: Andrei Kirilenko, J.R. Holden, Viktor Keiru, Zakhar Pashutin, Petr Samoilenko, Sergei Bykov, Vitaly Fridzon, Andrei Vorontsevich, Sergei Monya, Aleksey Savrasenko and Nikita Morgunov.