Chicago Bulls News: Taj Gibson To Try Out For Team USA

LOS ANGELES CA - FEBRUARY 18: Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls and the Sophomore Team dunks the ball in the first half against the Rookie Team during the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam at Staples Center on February 18 2011 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bulls may have yet another player in the 2012 London Olympics as PF Taj Gibson has earned a chance to tryout for Team USA.

The Chicago Bulls got some surprising news on Monday when it was announced that PF Taj Gibson had made the USA Select team with a chance to join Team USA in the 2012 London Olympics:

Gibson played in 63 games for the Bulls in the 2011-12 NBA season, collecting a career-high 13.6 points and 2.3 blocks per 36 minutes. The 26-year-old hit the injured list with a sprained ankle in January, but otherwise had a solid third season in the NBA.

Here is a look at the full list of USA Select team members headed to Vegas, courtesy of NBC Sports:

The list:
DeMarcus Cousins -- Kings
Jeremy Lin -- Knicks
Klay Thompson -- Warriors
Kyrie Irving -- Cavaliers
John Wall -- Wizards
DeMar DeRozan -- Toronto
Paul George -- Pacers
Gordon Hayward -- Jazz
Kawhi Leonard -- Spurs
DeJuan Blair -- Spurs
Ryan Anderson -- Magic
Taj Gibson -- Bulls
Derrick Favors -- Jazz

For more info and updates on the Chicago Bulls, drop by the Bulls blog Blog a Bull. And keep up-to-date on news from around the league at the SB Nation NBA news hub.

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