Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 3:15 pm  |  18 responses

27 NBA Players to Attend USA Basketball Mini-Camp

News of who got an invite to the USA Basketball mini-camp this summer in Las Vegas has slowly leaked out. Today, Chairman Jerry Colangelo announced that 27 NBA players who’ve accepted invitations to the camp, which will run from July 22-25. Per the press release: “Accepting invitations to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp were: Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans); Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies/Ohio State); 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); Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors); Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats); John Wall (Washington Wizards); and Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers). 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 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.”

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  • OfftheWall87

    That Pelicans name is still ridiculous.

  • sneakahead


  • sneakahead

    it better represents the city of new orleans

  • OfftheWall87

    Still sounds ridiculous regardless of what it represents.

  • spit hot fiyah

    tyler zeller is still the big wtf

  • Junkie

    Sounds like a d league name lol

  • OfftheWall87


  • Max

    Yea I wonder what contributions Tyler Zeller and DeAndre Jordan will bring?
    If anything DeAndre might dunk on somebody and lower their self esteem lol.

  • spit hot fiyah

    jordan can be of use for the reason that the ball is live on the rim, he and mgcee would average a sH!t load of rebounds in international play.

  • KB

    No Steph Curry?

  • Junkie

    Curry was on the FIBA 2010 team

  • LLC#12

    Some players there would be completely ineffectual in international play. Most prominently, DeRozan, Walker and Wall. Their talents, imo, don’t translate into international play. John Wall running point against an international teams zone? Yeah right…

  • Guest

    Why is Mike Conley the only one with his college up there too?

  • Jay Brodes

    kyrie!!!! book it..he will start in world games at pt and of course in brazil in 2016!!!

  • Jay Brodes

    george is going to tear it up!!!

  • Nathan Shane Long

    kyrie will run $hit

  • OfftheWall87

    Derrick Rose will be starting in 2016 just as he probably would have started last summer if he wasn’t injured.

  • Truth

    Happy to see my favorite rookies Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, and Brad Beal are attending. These are starts in the making! I know they’ll take advantage of the opportunity.