Dyson, Lewis Invited to Team USA Training Camp
Leading team USA will be Tulsa 66ers head coach Nate Tibbetts, assistants Dale Osbourne and Jermaine Byrd and athletic trainer Tony Katzenmeier.
Also expected to attend the USA Pan American Games Team training camp are: Blake Ahearn (Erie BayHawks/Missouri State 07); Brian Butch (Injured for 2010-11 season/Wisconsin 08); Chris Daniels (KCC Egis, South Korea/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 08); Justin Dentmon (Texas Legends/Washington 09); Jerome Dyson (Tulsa 66ers/Connecticut 10); Moses Ehambe (Austin Toros/Oral Roberts 08); Anthony Goods (Dakota Wizards/Stanford 09); Ron Howard (Fort Wayne Mad Ants/Valparaiso 06); Marcus Lewis (Tulsa 66ers/Oral Roberts 09); Leo Lyons (Austin Toros/Missouri 09); Renaldo Major (DakotaWizards/Fresno State 04); Anthony Mason, Jr. (Sioux Falls Skyforce/St. Johns 10); Matt Rogers (Texas Legends/Southwest Baptist 10); Walker Russell (Fort Wayne Mad Ants/Jacksonville State 06); Donald Sloan (Reno Bighorns/Texas A&M 10); Gregory Stiemsma (Sokhumi Tbilisi, Georgia/Wisconsin 09); Curtis Sumpter (Maroussi BC, Greece/Villanova 07); Lance Thomas (Austin Toros/Duke 10); Curtis Withers (Angeles de Puebla, Mexico/Charlotte 06); Chris Wright (Dayton 11); and Luke Zeller (Bakersfield Jam/Notre Dame 09).
I think the overall depth of the 21 guys and the versatility they have to play multiple positions will be a great asset for the Team USA, said Tulsa 66ers head coach Nate Tibbetts, who on July 27 was named by USA Basketball head mentor. Also, the wealth of experience these players have had both in the NBA D-League and overseas will be very beneficial. We are looking forward to getting training camp started in Tulsa to see these 21 players compete for roster spots.
Last season in Tulsa, Dyson averaged a team-high 15.5 points a game while averaging 3.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 47 games (10 starts). Lewis averaged 7.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 49 games.