3 More NBA Ballers named to Team USA Roster

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The national team added three more NBA players to the roster today. The newest member of the Dallas Mavericks, center Tyson Chandler, Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez and Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo  comprise the trio now a part of the 2010-12 USA Basketball Men’s National Team. USA Basketball also confirmed that 21 players are expected to actively participate in the upcoming July 19-24 USA Basketball Men’s National Team training camp in Las Vegas, Nev.

Confirmed to be on the court in Vegas are Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets); Chandler; Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings); Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies); Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers); Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers); Jeff Green (Oklahoma City Thunder); Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers); David Lee (Golden State Warriors); Brook Lopez (New Jersey Nets); Robin Lopez; Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); O.J. Mayo (Memphis Grizzlies); Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers); Rondo; Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); Amar’e Stoudemire (New York Knicks); Gerald Wallace (Charlotte Bobcats); and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).

The 2010-12 USA National Team coaching staff is led by Duke University’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, and features as USA assistant coaches Syracuse University’s Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, New York Knicks head mentor Mike D’Antoni and Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan.

” We’re continuing to build our national team roster which will be relied on to select players for teams that will represent the United States in international competitions over the next three summers, including the World Championship team that will compete later this summer,” said Colangelo, “Tyson (Chandler), Robin (Lopez) and Rajon (Rondo) are outstanding additions to the national team and they help give us the talent and depth required in making sure we field the very best USA Basketball teams possible.

USA Basketball opens its 2010 National Team training with a July 19-24 training camp in Las Vegas. That camp will culminate with the 2010 USA Basketball Showcase, a Blue-White intra-squad game that will be held on July 24 at 7 p.m. (PDT) at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV.

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