Thompson, Barnes officially invited to Team USA minicamp

Thompson, Barnes officially invited to Team USA minicamp
June 12, 2013, 11:00 am
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Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes will participate in Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas from July 22-25. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Two Warriors were among the 27 invitees to participate in Team USA's Las Vegas minicamp next month, and neither was named Stephen Curry.

As reported on May 23, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes will head to Los Vegas to try out for the 2013 USA Men's Basketball National Team, beginning on July 22.

[REWIND: Report: Thompson, Barnes invited to minicamp]

"The group of players we have assembled for the mini-camp are extremely talented and very versatile. This is an important opportunity for each one of them because we will be evaluating which players will continue to be involved in future USA National Team training camps and teams,” said managing director Jerry Colangelo, who has seen USA National teams compile a 62-1 record since taking charge in 2005. "Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, Danny Granger, and Andre Iguodala were all guys who played in our 2009 minicamp and went on to play for the 2010 USA World Championship and 2012 U.S. Olympic teams that won gold. I’m sure it will not be much different this time around and some of the players involved in this mini-camp will be members of upcoming USA National teams.

"The majority of these players have prior USA Basketball experience including 10 members of last summer’s USA Select Team that helped prepare the U.S. Olympic Team. This year is an important first step in the rebuilding of the USA National Team roster for the 2014-'16 international competitions, and we believe we have compiled a roster of not only outstanding basketball talents, but individuals who will represent the United States in the manner we expect."

Despite reports that he would not, Mike Krzyzewski will coach Team USA for the next four years and the 2016 Olympics in Rio, it was announced in May. Coach K has led Team USA to a 62-1 record and two gold medals over the last seven years.

[RELATED: It's official, Krzyzewski back to coach Team USA]

Thompson, 23, started all 82 games for the Warriors in his second NBA season, averaging 16.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.6 three-pointers and 35.8 minutes per game.

Barnes, 20, started all but one game in his impressive rookie campaign, averaging 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 25.4 minutes per game. After David Lee tore his hip flexor, Barnes elevated his game in the playoffs, averaging 16.1 points and 6.4 rebounds in 38.4 minutes per game.

[RELATED: Warriors forward Harrison Barnes named first-team All-Rookie]

He was named first-team All-Rookie on May 14. Barnes, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, was the lowest selection in his draft class to make the first team.

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

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