To conclude four days of Team USA camp for both the National and Select teams, an intrasquad scrimmage showcase between 20 participants for the Men’s National Team will be broadcasted live tonight 8 p.m. CT on ESPN in Las Vegas.
Divided into two teams of ten players each, Team USA White will be coached by USA assistant coach and Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and Team USA Blue will be coached by USA assistant and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams.
USA White roster includes Bradley Beal; DeMarcus Cousins; Andre Drummond; Kevin Durant; James Harden; Kyrie Irving; Damian Lillard; Paul Millsap; Chandler Parsons and Klay Thompson.
USA Blue roster includes Stephen Curry; Anthony Davis; DeMar DeRozan; Kenneth Faried; Paul George; Gordon Hayward; Kyle Korver; Mason Plumlee; Derrick Rose and John Wall.
After today’s conclusion of the Las Vegas Camp, the team finalists will be selected for the roster that will represent the United States for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain which begin August 30 and end September 14, a two week long tournament.
In between the World Cup, Team USA will play exhibition contests throughout the month of August. Making stops in Chicago, New York, the island of Gran Canaria in Spain, and making their final stop for a basketball clinic in Dakar, Senegal at the end of August.
Attention has been heavily focused on Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose after recovering from a torn right meniscus suffered last season November 22. Rose was a starter on the 2010 goal medal winning team in the FIBA Turkey games, but Rose’s past Team USA experience likely plays a small factor in his chances of making the 12-man squad, as his stellar play through the three days in Vegas has spoken for itself.
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