Wall calls Team USA invite 'a privilege'

Wall calls Team USA invite 'a privilege'
June 12, 2013, 1:45 pm
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As CSN Washington reported three weeks ago, John Wall and Bradley Beal of the Wizards will compete at USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas. It was made official Wednesday. 

The camp is July 22-25, coming on the heels of the NBA’s summer league, also in Las Vegas from July 12-22.

“It is a privilege to return to USA Basketball as a participant in the 2013 Men’s National Team mini-camp,” Wall said in a statement from the Wizards. “I have gained great experience and grown from my previous stints with USA Basketball and hope to continue in the program moving forward.”  

Beal played for the 2010 U17 World Championship and 2009 U16 Championship teams. Wall played for the 2012 USA Men’s Select Team. 

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be in charge of the camp, which will feature young NBA talent who will be part of the program's future, and will have assistants Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), Tom Thibodeau (Chicago Bulls) and Monty Williams (New Orleans Pelicans). 

Joining Wall and Beal are 25 other NBA players: Ryan Anderson (Pelicans); Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Anthony Davis (Pelicans); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); Taj Gibson (Bulls); Gordon Hayward (Jazz); Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers); Ty Lawson (Nuggets); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Greg Monroe (Pistons); Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets); Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks); Klay Thompson (Warriors); Dion Waiters (Cavaliers); Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats); and Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers).