- Courtesy: NBA/Pacers
Indiana Pacer's All-Star Paul George has been named to the 2014 USA men's basketball national team training camp roster. USA Basketball Chairman and National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo announced the players who will compete in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 28-August 1 to earn a spot on the 2014 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Basketball World Cup team.
"First off, I'm very pleased about the 19 players who are now confirmed to participate in the 2014 USA National Team training camp in Las Vegas," said Colangelo in a press release. "This is a critical time for putting in place the foundation required for this USA Basketball team to be successful like its recent predecessors. This USA team will have a special opportunity to become the first USA team to repeat as world champions."
According to USA basketball, four players on the training camp roster were members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gold medal team. There are also four players who were members of the 2010 USA World Championship team that earned gold.
Along with George the training camp roster includes: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); and Chandler Parson (Dallas Mavericks).
The 2014 FIBA World Cup will include 24 national teams and is scheduled to begin on August 30 in Spain.