Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum Selected to Attend 2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Training Camp
Aug. 5-9 Training Camp to be Used to Select Finalists for USA World Cup Team
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 10, 2019) – USA Basketball Chairman and National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo today announced that Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have been selected to attend the Aug. 5-9 USA Basketball Men’s National Team training camp that will be used to select the 2019 USA World Cup Team.
Along with Lillard and McCollum, the USA National Team members who are confirmed to participate in the 2019 Las Vegas training camp include: Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers); Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors); Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); andKemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets).
Added to the 2019-20 USA National Team roster and participating in the August USA National Team training camp are: Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers), Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks), Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets), Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) and P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets).
Following the Las Vegas camp, which concludes with a USA Blue versus USA White exhibition game on Aug. 9 at the T-Mobile Arena, the selected team finalists will take a short break and will reassemble in Los Angeles and train Aug. 13-15, then play an exhibition contest versus Spain at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Aug. 16. The official, 12-member roster for the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team will be announced on Aug. 17.
The American squad will continue its World Cup preparations Aug. 19-24 in Melbourne, Australia, and play a pair of exhibition games versus Australia on Aug. 22 and Aug. 24 at Marvel Stadium. The USA will complete its pre-World Cup tour Aug. 25-28 in Sydney, Australia. Slated to conduct training Aug. 25, 27 and 28, the U.S. will close out its exhibition tour on Aug. 26 facing Canada at Qudos Bank Arena.
MEDIA TELECONFERENCE ADVISORY: USA Basketball has scheduled a media teleconference for today (June 10) at 1 p.m. EDT regarding today’s roster announcement for the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team. USA National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo and USA National Team head coach Gregg Popovich will be featured on the call. Media wishing to participate in the teleconference are requested to call 888-254-3590 approximately five minutes prior to the start of the teleconference and give the passcode 3455077, or ask for the USA Basketball teleconference. An audio replay of the teleconference will be available shortly after competition of the teleconference and will be available by calling 719-457-0820 or 888-203-1112 and using the Passcode 3455077.