COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Before University of Colorado basketball star Spencer Dinwiddie starts working on getting the Buffs back to the big dance, he has one more basketball related matter to take care of.
The CU junior has been at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs trying out for Team USA for the World University Games in July.
Dinwiddie has his sights set on wearing the red, white and blue.
“It’s the biggest honor. Besides making the NBA, everybody’s goal as basketball player, everybody else’s dream is to play on Team USA,“ Dinwiddie said. “It’s the highest honor possible trying to win a gold medal, so I’m going to try to make the team and accomplish that. Every time I put on the jersey and every time I go out, you know, I’m representing the Dinwiddie name and the Colorado Buffaloes, and hopefully Team USA now.”
Tad Boyle is one of Team USA’s assistant coaches. Dinwiddie was one of 29 college players who earned an invitation. He made it past the first round of cuts and now one of 16 finalists.
The final cuts come this weekend.