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2012 Olympics, USA Basketball: Former UCLA Stars Russell Westbrook And Kevin Love Among 20 Finalists For 2012 Team

The UCLA Bruins may be struggling this basketball season, but at least they can live off the memories of the past and the exploits of their former players on the NBA stage.

Well, let's add international to the mix as well - again.

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, two former UCLA stars even in their short times there, were both named among the 20 finalists to compete for the final 12-man roster for the 2012 Olympics.

Westbrook and Love both won gold medals as members of the 2010 World Championships team. They will now compete against a talent-laden pool for those 12 spots. As of now, it would seem like Love would have a stronger chance between the two because he rebounds and can stretch the floor as a big man, which bodes well for international play. Westbrook is in a dogfight due to the likes of Derrick Rose, Chris Paul and Deron Williams in play to man the point.

Either way, UCLA is well-represented once again.