Every since they started letting pros into the Olympics, a lot of people miss seeing the young players, though there was more mystique I think when we were playing the USSR.
While, overall, one for one, we overall have superior players, they certainly don’t get to practice very much after the NBA season.
I contend, that if we sent the NCAA champions starting 5+1, including their coach, plus 6 other college players as chosen by poll, the coach, or whatever, that against any other amateur national team, there would be almost zero chance of way of losing. I’d even go as far to say even if we let the other countries use their NBA players, we’d still almost win every time just by virtue that the team get gets the entire summer to practice together. I realize some countries like Spain or Argentina would be, ahem, trouble but still.