Michigan center Jon Horford made the cut for John Calipari’s 15-man Dominican Republic National team.
Horford’s brother Al, of the Atlanta Hawks, made the cut as did former Michigan center Josh Asselin and 2015 prospect Karl Towns Jr.. Detroit Piston big man Charlie Villanueva was not as lucky, being cut for fitness issues.
The Dominican National team will open up a two game exhibition series against Team Ignition at Northern Kentucky University. Games will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. eastern.
The busy national team scheduled includes the FIBA CentroBasket tournament in Puerto Rico from June 18 to June 24. That event will serve as a warm-up for Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caracas, Venezuela which runs from July 2 through July 8. The Dominicans will play in Group C in Olympic Qualifying against Korea and Russia.
The National Team experience should be invaluable for Horford, who took a medical redshirt in 2011-12 after dealing with a chronic foot injury. Horfor...