Paul George chosen for USA Men's National team pool

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Pacers guard Paul George added another feather to his cap Thursday by being named to the 2014-2016 USA Men's National Team pool.

Players from this group will be selected to the 2014 USA World Championship Team and, if the U.S. qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. 

Butler University and Brownsburg High School grad Gordon Hayward was also chosen.

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo described the roster as "extremely talented, deep and versatile."  

Colangelo says the first challenge will be the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup that is being held in Spain. 

George will also learn about his status Thursday with another team, the NBA All-Stars.  He is expected to be named one of the starters for the Eastern Conference.