Training Camp for Junior Team USA Basketball Opens Tomorrow


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Five players with prior Team USA Basketball experience, and 21 college basketball players overall arrive in Colorado Springs, Colo., tomorrow for the start of the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team training camp.

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Derrick Rose makes final cut for FIBA World Championships, Team USA Roster Set


Final cuts were made today. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo announced the 12 NBA players who will represent the United States at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Named to the 12-man 2010 USA World Championship Team were: Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets); Tyson Chandler (Dallas Mavericks); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies); Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers); Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers); Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).

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Jon Leuer Most Impressive in Team USA Workouts


Yesterday, Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright named University of Wisconsin standout Jon Leuer to the 10-man Select Team that will train against Team USA in New York Aug. 9-13, preparing them for the FIBA World Championships.

In a recent interview with Gary Parrish of, Wright declared Leuer the best college player at last month’s camp in Las Vegas.

“Maybe I haven’t followed him as well because he’s from the Midwest, and maybe he wouldn’t surprise anybody else. But he’s got great size, he puts it on the floor, he passes it, he can shoot it. He’s just a ballplayer,” Wright said.

I recently had a conversation with Leuer, and discussed what he’s doing to improve his game.

By Paul M. Banks and David Kay

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Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant Headline list of Team USA Finalists

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Following four days of training and an intra-squad exhibition in Las Vegas, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo announced his 15 NBA superstar players picked as finalists for the 2010 USA World Championship Team.

The three biggest names on the roster are Chicago Bulls franchise player Derrick Rose, Nuggets superstar Chauncey Billups, and Oklahoma City Thunder go-to-guy Kevin Durant.

The 2010-12 USA National Team will be coached by Duke University’s Mike Krzyzewski, with USA assistant coaches Syracuse University’s Jim Boeheim, New York Knicks head mentor Mike D’Antoni and Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan.

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3 More NBA Ballers named to Team USA Roster


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).

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Big 10 lands 5 Ballers on Team USA Select Roster


Today, we learned the roster of the USA Basketball Select Team that will train against the National Team during its July 19-24 camp in Las Vegas. Five of the 20 collegians chosen for the Select Team are from the Big TenWilliam Buford (Ohio State), JaJuan Johnson (Purdue), Mike Tisdale (Illinois), Jon Leuer (Wisconsin), and John Shurna (Northwestern). These players will help the U.S. National Team prepare for the upcoming FIBA World Championship. The Big Ten leads all conferences with it’s 5 selections.

By Paul M. Banks

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Team USA Training Camp set to begin

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It’s getting close to being that time again. Team USA basketball has it’s training camp roster set already. The 2010 FIBA World Championships will be here soon.

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Derrick Rose Named to Team USA

Coach K and nine members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that captured gold in Beijing are back on board as members of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team as 27 players were named today to the USA National Team roster

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