Apr 25, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders (8) reaches for the ball as Miami Heat forward Shane Battier (31) looks on during the fourth quarter of game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Miami won 104-91. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Sanders One of 27 Invited to Team USA Minicamp

Larry Sanders is one of 27 players who have accepted invitations to participate in a mini-camp for USA Basketball Men’s National Team this summer. The camp will be held July 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sanders is one of seven invited players who did not have prior experience with USA Basketball in some capacity.

The camp will consist of three days of private team workouts followed by an intra-squad scrimmage on the final day of the camp.

According to USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo, the players in this mini-camp may also be under future consideration for the 2016 Olympic team:

“This is an important opportunity for each one of them because we will be evaluating which players will continue to be involved in future USA National Team training camps and teams. Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, Danny Granger, and Andre Iguodala were all guys who played in our 2009 mini-camp and went on to play for the 2010 USA World Championship and 2012 U.S. Olympic teams that won gold. I’m sure it will not be much different this time around.”

Other in-the-paint players who should compete with Sanders for top billing in the paint include Anthony Davis of the Pelicans, DeMarcus Cousins of the Kings, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe of the Pistons and DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers.

The full list:

  • Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans)
  • Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors)
  • Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
  • Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies)
  • DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
  • Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
  • DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)
  • Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)
  • Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets)
  • Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz)
  • Paul George (Indiana Pacers)
  • Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls)
  • Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz)
  • Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)
  • Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets)
  • Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons)
  • Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets)
  • Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
  • Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats)
  • John Wall (Washington Wizards)
  • Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers)

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