The Basketball World Cup (formerly known as the World Championship) will be held next summer in Spain, and the U.S. will be sending a team.
Who will be on it?
We’ll have more on that in the upcoming days. As it is 30, elite basketball players (all listed below) will spend the next five days in a Las Vegas training facility with Team USA in a minicamp.
Some of the NBA’s brightest young players are in attendance, hoping to show coaching staff that they have what it takes to play on the national stage.
The majority of players arrived in the Las Vegas heat Sunday morning, many took to Twitter sharing the exciting news.
Just landed in Vegas for @usabasketball. Excited to play with the best!
— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) July 21, 2013
Wheels up to Vegas!!….
— That Boy Jrue (@Jrue_Holiday11) July 21, 2013
— Nappy Gilmore (@LarrySanders) July 21, 2013
Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders seemed extra grateful for the opportunity to play for his country. Along with his tweet, he Instagramed a picture of his Team USA jersey.
Every player is competing for an opportunity to play in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and possibly the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil along with other top American players who already have their foot in the door.
The camp roster is currently set at 30 players (28 NBA, two collegiate) but is still subject to change. View the full roster below:
Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans)
Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors)
Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies)
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)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte Bobcats)
Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz)
George Hill (Indiana Pacers)
Jrue Holiday (New Orleans Pelicans)
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)
Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets)
Damian Lillard (Portland Blazers)
Doug McDermott (Creighton University)
Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons)
Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets)
Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks)
Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State University)
Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats)
John Wall (Washington Wizards)
Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers)