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Former Wildcats invited to Team USA Mini-Camp

Times Staff Report

June 13, 2013

LEXINGTON – Former University of Kentucky men’s basketball All-Americans DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and John Wall are among 27 players who have accepted invitations to attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp that will be held July 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nev. USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo announced Wednesday.


Davis heads the list of 20 players with USA Basketball experience having averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds a game as the youngest member of the gold medal winning 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.


Cousins is one of 10 members of the 2012 USA Basketball Select Team that trained against the U.S. Olympic Team during its July 6-11 training in Las Vegas.


Wall, in addition to Cousins and Davis, possesses USA Basketball team experience as a high school senior as members of the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that competed in the annual Nike Hoop Summit.


The invited players will assemble in Las Vegas on July 21, and will conduct daily training sessions July 22-24 (12:00-2:30 p.m. PDT) and close out the mini-camp with the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase, a blue-white intra-squad game on Thursday, July 25, 6 p.m. PDT at the Thomas & Mack Arena on the campus of UNLV. All USA practices will take place at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center and are closed to the general public.


Tickets for the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase on July 25 go on sale June 13. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased by calling 702-739-FANS or at www.UNLVtickets.com.