Paul Millsap Added To USA Men's National Team Roster
2014 Eastern Conference All-Star Joins Teammate Kyle Korver On National Team
ATLANTA -- Forward Paul Millsap has been added to the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team roster, it was announced today by USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo. He joins Hawks teammate Kyle Korver on the men’s national team, making the Hawks just one of three teams (Golden State and Washington) with more than one player on the current national team roster.
“I’m very excited about being added to the USA Men’s National Team roster,” Millsap said. “I look forward to practicing with and competing against some of the NBA’s best for the honor of representing our country in Spain.”
In his first season with Atlanta during the 2013-14 season, Millsap had a career best season, being selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team and posting highs in scoring (17.9), assists (3.1), total steals (129), three-point field goals made (76) and percentage (.358) and double-doubles (30). He also recorded his first career triple-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists against Toronto on March 18th. He was the only player in the NBA during the 2013-14 season to average at least 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block.
In the Hawks’ first round series against the Indiana Pacers, Millsap pushed his averages to 19.4 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 38.1 minutes per game.
The U.S. team begins its preparation for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup tomorrow in Las Vegas. Millsap previously was a member of the USA Men’s National Team roster for the 2009 mini-camp, and he played in the 2009 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas.
The 6-foot-8 forward from Louisiana Tech signed with the Atlanta Hawks on July 10, 2013 following seven seasons with the Utah Jazz. Over his eight-year career, he has averages of 13.1 points on .507 shooting and 7.2 rebounds in 28.2 minutes in 614 games.
Additional USA National Team members expected to participate in the Las Vegas training camp include: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Chandler Parsons (Dallas Mavericks); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors); and John Wall (Washington Wizards).