COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former Duke men’s basketball forward Jayson Tatum has been selected to attend the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Training Camp, set for August 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nev.
USA Basketball Chairman and National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo announced the athletes who will attend the camp used to select the 2019 USA World Cup Team.
USA National Team members who are confirmed to participate in the 2019 Las Vegas training camp include: Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors); CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers); Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets).
Tatum joins Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers), Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks), Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets), Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), and P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets) as the recent additions to the 2019-20 USA National Training Camp roster.
Finishing his second year in the Association with the Celtics, Tatum averaged 15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in 2018-19. The former Blue Devil standout also shot 85.5% from the charity stripe and 37.3% from beyond the arc in helping lead Boston to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Following the Las Vegas camp, which concludes with a USA Blue versus USA White exhibition game on Aug. 9 at the T-Mobile Arena, the selected finalists will reassemble in Los Angeles and train Aug. 13-15, then play an exhibition contest versus Spain at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Aug. 16. The official, 12-member roster for the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team will be announced on Aug. 17.
The 2019 FIBA World Cup is August 31-September 15 in China.