Jayson Tatum makes USA Basketball training camp roster

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond looks on during their NBA playoff game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Monday

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond looks on during their NBA playoff game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Monday

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 team finalists will take a short break and 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.

Other returning NBA players to the U.S. program are Sacramento's Harrison Barnes, Washington's Bradley Beal, Detroit's Andre Drummond, Houston's Eric Gordon, Portland's Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, Indiana's Myles Turner, Charlotte's Kemba Walker, Philadelphia's Tobias Harris, Cleveland's Kevin Love, Milwaukee's Khris Middleton and Kyle Lowry, who has helped the Toronto Raptors reach the NBA Finals.

The Toronto Raptors point guard is one of 20 players named to USA Basketball's national training camp to be held in August ahead of September's FIBA Basketball World Cup to be held in China. The 2019 FIBA World Cup begins on August 31 in China. Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond and James Harden were part of the gold medalist 2014 USA World Cup Team while Eric Gordon and Kevin Love were members of the gold medalist 2010 USA World Cup Team. Tatum is among 20 National Basketball Association stars who will compete for 12 spots on USA's 2019 FIBA World Cup squad.

The Las Vegas training camp will run from August 5 until August 9.

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Team USA is looking to become the first country to capture three consecutive gold medals in the FIBA World Cup, as the team transitions to a new head coach in Gregg Popovich.

Added to the 2019-20 USA National Team roster and participating in training camp are: Kyle Kuzma (Lakers), Brook Lopez (Milwaukee), Paul Millsap (Denver), Donovan Mitchell (Utah), Jayson Tatum (Boston) and P.J. Tucker (Houston). Afterward, USA Basketball will name finalists for the World Cup squad, and that group will have another camp between August 13 and 15. "We've got an excellent cross-section of veteran USA Basketball and NBA players, as well as some exciting younger players who possess unbelievable versatility". Popovich will be assisted by Golden State's Steve Kerr, Atlanta's Lloyd Pierce and Villanova's Jay Wright this summer. Of those six players in the 2018-19 season, Tatum posted the third-most points per game and third-highest PER, but also recorded the second-to-worst Box Plus-Minus and VORP.

The No. 1 world-ranked team, the United States of America was drawn into Group E and will play their First Round games in Shanghai. It will conclude with a USA Blue versus USA White exhibition game on August 9 at the T-Mobile Arena.

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