Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal among players invited to USA Basketball camp

Tanya Simon
June 13, 2019

Players confirmed to participate include: Harrison Barnes (Kings); Bradley Beal (Wizards); Anthony Davis (Pelicans); Andre Drummond (Pistons); Eric Gordon (Rockets); James Harden (Rockets); Tobias Harris (76ers); Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers); Kevin Love (Cavaliers); Kyle Lowry (Raptors); CJ McCollum (Trail Blazers); Khris Middleton (Bucks); Myles Turner (Pacers); and Kemba Walker (Hornets).

The 20 players named on Monday will be in Las Vegas for a training camp from August 5-9.

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup takes place in China from August 31 through September 15.

Kyle Lowry won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics and could be up for more global hardware this summer.

The training camp will take pace August 5 through August 9.

The 2018-20 USA Basketball National Team coaching staff features USA and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.Serving as USA assistant coaches are Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright.

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum are among six new additions to the group, along with Kyle Kuzma, Brook Lopez, Paul Millsap, and P.J. Tucker.

"Like past national team training camps, this group, too, possesses outstanding individual talents, while also boasting excellent versatility and athleticism", Colangelo said. "The majority of these players possess prior USA Basketball experience, and we know all of them are committed to representing their country and doing so in the manner expected by USA Basketball".

Van Gundy, part of the broadcast team for ABC at the NBA Finals, declined comment. He was selected to the USA Basketball Men's National Team Mini Camp in 2012 in Las Vegas and was a member of the 2010 U17 World Championship and 2009 U16 Championship teams where he won gold medals. Serving as US assistant coaches are Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright. The U.S. enters the 2019 World Cup as the No. 1-ranked team and two-time defending champion. White exhibition game on August 9, the selected team finalists will reassemble in Los Angeles and train August 13-15, then play an exhibition versus Spain in Anaheim on August 16.

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.

This isn't the first time Beal has been involved with Team USA.

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