Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes Invited to USA Basketball Mini-Camp
Team Will Train In Las Vegas From July 22-25

Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes will participate in a USA Basketball mini-camp in Las Vegas from July 22-25. (Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images)

Warriors guard Klay Thompson and forward Harrison Barnes are among the 27 players set to participate in the USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas from July 22-25, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo announced today.

Thompson and Barnes will be joined in Las Vegas by: Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz); Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers); Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons); Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets); Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks); Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats); John Wall (Washington Wizards); and Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers).

Last summer, Thompson was a member of the 2012 USA Basketball Select Team that trained against the U.S. Olympic Team during its July 6-11 training in Las Vegas, while Barnes previously gained USA Basketball experience in 2010 as a member of the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that competed in the annual Nike Hoop Summit.

Recently named 2013-16 USA Basketball National Team head coach and Duke University’s Naismith Hall of Fame mentor Mike Krzyzewski will direct the mini-camp. Serving as assistant coaches are USA Basketball and Syracuse University veteran coach Jim Boeheim, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams.

“The group of players we have assembled for the mini-camp are extremely talented and very versatile. This is an important opportunity for each one of them because we will be evaluating which players will continue to be involved in future USA National Team training camps and teams,” said Colangelo, who has seen USA National teams compile a 62-1 record since taking charge of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team program in 2005. “Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, Danny Granger, and Andre Iguodala were all guys who played in our 2009 mini-camp and went on to play for the 2010 USA World Championship and 2012 U.S. Olympic teams that won gold. I’m sure it will not be much different this time around and some of the players involved in this mini-camp will be members of upcoming USA National teams.

“The majority of these players have prior USA Basketball experience including 10 members of last summer’s USA Select Team that helped prepare the U.S. Olympic Team. This year is an important first step in the rebuilding of the USA National Team roster for the 2014-16 international competitions, and we believe we have compiled a roster of not only outstanding basketball talents, but individuals who will represent the United States in the manner we expect.”

The invited players will assemble in Las Vegas on July 21, and will conduct daily training sessions July 22-24 (12:00-2:30 p.m. PDT) and close out the mini-camp with the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase, a blue-white intra-squad game on Thursday, July 25, 6 p.m. PDT at the Thomas & Mack Arena on the campus of UNLV. All USA practices will take place at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center and are closed to the general public.

Tickets for the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase on July 25 go on sale June 13. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased by calling 702-739-FANS or at www.UNLVtickets.com.

“This is an exciting group of versatile and very talented players,” said Krzyzewski, the USA head mentor who has led U.S. teams to gold at back-to-back Olympics. “This group has a really good blend of experience, both with USA Basketball and in the NBA. The mini-camp will feature a lot of younger players who are emerging in the NBA and it will give us our first opportunity to see them at this elite level. I’m really anxious to get to work with them.”

See below for a complete mini-camp roster.

2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Mini-Camp Roster
NAME
POS
HT
WT
BORN
NBATEAM/COLLEGE
Ryan Anderson
F
6-10
240
5/6/1988
New Orleans Pelicans/California
Harrison Barnes
F
6-8
210
5/30/1992
Golden State Warriors/North Carolina
Bradley Beal
G
6-5
207
6/28/1993
Washington Wizards/Florida
Mike Conley
G
6-1
185
10/11/1987
Memphis Grizzlies/Ohio State
DeMarcus Cousins
C
6-11
270
8/13/1990
Sacramento Kings/Kentucky
Anthony Davis
F/C
6-10
220
3/1/1993
New Orleans Pelicans/Kentucky
DeMar DeRozan
G
6-7
216
8/7/1989
Toronto Raptors/USC
Andre Drummond
C
6-10
270
9/10/1993
Detroit Pistons/Connecticut
Kenneth Faried
F
6-8
228
11/19/1989
Denver Nuggets/Morehead State
Derrick Favors
F/C
6-10
248
7/15/1991
Utah Jazz/Georgia Tech
Paul George
G/F
6-8
221
5/2/1990
Indiana Pacers/Fresno State
Taj Gibson
F
6-9
225
6/24/1985
Chicago Bulls/USC
Gordon Hayward
F
6-8
210
3/23/1990
Utah Jazz/Butler
Jrue Holiday
G
6-4
205
6/12/1990
Philadelphia 76ers/UCLA
Kyrie Irving
G
6-3
191
3/23/1992
Cleveland Cavaliers/Duke
DeAndre Jordan
C
6-11
265
7/21/1988
Los Angeles Clippers/Texas A&M
Ty Lawson
G
5-11
195
11/3/1987
Denver Nuggets/North Carolina
Kawhi Leonard
F/G
6-7
225
6/29/1991
San Antonio Spurs/San Diego State
Damian Lillard
G
6-3
195
7/15/1990
Portland Trail Blazers/Weber State
Greg Monroe
C
6-11
250
6/4/1990
Detroit Pistons/Georgetown
Chandler Parsons
F
6-9
227
10/25/1988
Houston Rockets/Florida
Larry Sanders
C
6-11
235
11/21/1988
Milwaukee Bucks/VCU
Klay Thompson
G
6-7
205
2/8/1990
Golden State Warriors/Washington State
Dion Waiters
G
6-4
215
12/10/1991
Cleveland Cavaliers/Syracuse
Kemba Walker
G
6-1
184
5/8/1990
Charlotte Bobcats/Connecticut
John Wall
G
6-4
195
9/6/1990
Washington Wizards/Kentucky
Tyler Zeller
F/C
7-0
250
1/17/1990
Cleveland Cavaliers/North Carolina
           
Managing Director: Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball
Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University
Assistant Coach: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University
Assistant Coach: Tom Thibodeau, Chicago Bulls
Assistant Coach: Monty Williams, New Orleans Pelicans


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