Kings' DeMarcus Cousins invited to Team USA minicamp

Kings' DeMarcus Cousins invited to Team USA minicamp
June 12, 2013, 12:00 pm
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Cousins averaged 17.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game with the Kings this season. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Drafted fifth overall in 2010, DeMarcus Cousins' strong play with the Kings this season earned him an invite to Team USA's minicamp this summer. The 22-year-old standout is coming off a stellar campaign in which he averaged 17.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game and registered a .738 free throw percentage.

With just three NBA seasons under his belt, Cousins has quickly cemented his position among the league's top centers. He finished the year tied for fourth in scoring, sixth in assists and second in steals among all NBA centers.

Cousins will join fellow California stars Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes at the national team's minicamp, which will be held from July 22nd through July 25th in Las Vegas. He'll be competing with Detroit's Andre Drummond and Milwaukee's Larry Sanders, among others, for one of the center spots on Team USA.

The full minicamp schedule and roster can be found below.

 

Minicamp Schedule
Monday, July 22 -- 12:00-2:30 p.m. -- Practice at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center
Tuesday, July 23 -- 12:00-2:30 p.m. -- Practice at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center
Wednesday, July 24 -- 12:00-2:30 p.m. -- Practice at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center
Thursday, June 25 -- 6:00 p.m. -- USA Basketball Showcase at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Arena

Minicamp Roster
NAME                                   POS        HGT       WGT        DOB      NBA TEAM / COLLEGE
Ryan Anderson                        F            6-10        240        05/06/88   New Orleans Pelicans / California
Harrison Barnes                     F            6-8          210        05/30/92   Golden State Warriors / North Carolina
Bradley Beal                            G           6-5          207        06/28/93   Washington Wizards / Florida
Mike Conley                            G           6-1          185        10/11/87   Memphis Grizzlies / Ohio State
DeMarcus Cousins                   C            6-11        270        08/13/90   Sacramento Kings / Kentucky
Anthony Davis                        F/C          6-10        220        03/11/93   New Orleans Pelicans / Kentucky
DeMar DeRozan                      G           6-7          216        08/07/89   Toronto Raptors / USC           
Andre Drummond                   C            6-10        270        09/10/93   Detroit Pistons / Connecticut
Kenneth Faried                        F            6-8          228        11/19/89   Denver Nuggets / Morehead State
Derrick Favors                         F/C          6-10        248        07/15/91   Utah Jazz / Georgia Tech
Paul George                             F/G         6-8          221        05/02/90   Indiana Pacers / Fresno State
Taj Gibson                               F            6-9          225        06/24/85   Chicago Bulls / USC               
Gordon Hayward                     F            6-8          210        03/23/90   Utah Jazz / Butler
Jrue Holiday                            G           6-4          205        06/12/90   Philadelphia 76ers / UCLA
Kyrie Irving                             G           6-3          191        03/23/92   Cleveland Cavaliers / Duke
DeAndre Jordan                      C            6-11        265        07/21/88   Los Angeles Clippers / Texas A&M
Ty Lawson                               G           5-11        195        11/03/87   Denver Nuggets / North Carolina
Kawhi Leonard                        F/G         6-7          225        06/29/91   San Antonio Spurs / San Diego State
Damian Lillard                         G           6-3          195        07/15/90   Portland Trail Blazers / Weber State
Greg Monroe                           C            6-11        250        06/04/90   Detroit Pistons / Georgetown
Chandler Parsons                     F            6-9          227        10/25/88   Houston Rockets / Florida
Larry Sanders                          C            6-11        235        11/21/88   Milwaukee Bucks / VCU

Klay Thompson                      G           6-7          205        02/08/90   Golden State Warriors / Washington State
Dion Waiters                            G           6-4          215        12/10/91   Cleveland Cavaliers / Syracuse
Kemba Walker                          G           6-1          184        05/08/90   Charlotte Bobcats / Connecticut
John Wall                                G           6-4          195        09/06/90   Washington Wizards / Kentucky
Tyler Zeller                              F/C          7-0          250        01/17/90   Cleveland Cavaliers / North Carolina              
Managing Director:  Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball
Head Coach:  Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University
Assistant Coach:  Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University
Assistant Coach:  Tom Thibodeau, Chicago Bulls
Assistant Coach:  Monty Williams, New Orleans Pelicans

Sacramento Kings media services contributed to this report.

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