Kawhi Leonard to skip USA Basketball mini-camp; George Hill, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added to the roster
Jul 16, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT
USA Basketball will hold a four-day mini-camp in Las Vegas following the conclusion of Summer League beginning on July 22, and while the roster was originally set to include Kawhi Leonard, that will no longer be the case.
Leonard will miss the mini-camp “while rehabbing from a long season,” USA Basketball announced on Tuesday via official release. He started all 21 playoff games for the Spurs and played 36.9 minutes per contest in the postseason, so considering that the Finals wrapped up less than a month ago, sitting this event out to get some rest makes perfect sense.
Hill was an important part of the Pacers’ playoff run this past season, while MKG and Smart come in with prior USA Basketball experience. Kidd-Gilchrist was a member of the 2011 USA Junior Select Team that won the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit, and was a part of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that finished 8-0 and captured the gold medal.
The mini-camp roster now stands at 29 players, and is reprinted below in its entirety.
2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Mini-Camp Roster
NAME POS HGT WGT DOB NBA TEAM / COLLEGE
Ryan Anderson F 6-10 240 05/06/88 New Orleans Pelicans / California
Harrison Barnes F 6-8 210 05/30/92 Golden State Warriors / North Carolina
Bradley Beal G 6-5 207 06/28/93 Washington Wizards / Florida
Mike Conley G 6-1 185 10/11/87 Memphis Grizzlies / Ohio State
DeMarcus Cousins C 6-11 270 08/13/90 Sacramento Kings / Kentucky
Anthony Davis F/C 6-10 220 03/11/93 New Orleans Pelicans / Kentucky
DeMar DeRozan G 6-7 216 08/07/89 Toronto Raptors / USC
Andre Drummond C 6-10 270 09/10/93 Detroit Pistons / Connecticut
Kenneth Faried F 6-8 228 11/19/89 Denver Nuggets / Morehead State
Derrick Favors F/C 6-10 248 07/15/91 Utah Jazz / Georgia Tech
Paul George F/G 6-8 221 05/02/90 Indiana Pacers / Fresno State
Taj Gibson F 6-9 225 06/24/85 Chicago Bulls / USC
Gordon Hayward F 6-8 210 03/23/90 Utah Jazz / Butler
George Hill G 6-2 190 05/04/86 Indiana Pacers / IUPUI
Jrue Holiday G 6-4 205 06/12/90 New Orleans Pelicans / UCLA
Kyrie Irving G 6-3 191 03/23/92 Cleveland Cavaliers / Duke
DeAndre Jordan C 6-11 265 07/21/88 Los Angeles Clippers / Texas A&M
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F 6-7 232 09/26/93 Charlotte Bobcats / Kentucky
Ty Lawson G 5-11 195 11/03/87 Denver Nuggets / North Carolina
Damian Lillard G 6-3 195 07/15/90 Portland Trail Blazers / Weber State
Greg Monroe C 6-11 250 06/04/90 Detroit Pistons / Georgetown
Chandler Parsons F 6-9 227 10/25/88 Houston Rockets / Florida
Larry Sanders C 6-11 235 11/21/88 Milwaukee Bucks / VCU
Marcus Smart G 6-4 200 03/06/94 Oklahoma State University (2016)
Klay Thompson G 6-7 205 02/08/90 Golden State Warriors / Washington State
Dion Waiters G 6-4 215 12/10/91 Cleveland Cavaliers / Syracuse
Kemba Walker G 6-1 184 05/08/90 Charlotte Bobcats / Connecticut
John Wall G 6-4 195 09/06/90 Washington Wizards / Kentucky
Tyler Zeller F/C 7-0 250 01/17/90 Cleveland Cavaliers / North Carolina
Managing Director: Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball
Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University
Assistant Coach: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University
Assistant Coach: Tom Thibodeau, Chicago Bulls
Assistant Coach: Monty Williams, New Orleans Pelicans
Athletic Trainer: Gregg Farnam, Minnesota Timberwolves
Athletic Trainer: Joe Sharpe, Oklahoma City Thunder
Athletic Trainer: Jon Ishop, New Orleans Pelicans
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