Four former Wildcats invited to USA Basketball minicamp

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Four former Wildcats were among 35 players invited attend the USA Men’s National Team minicamp.

Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans), Anthony Davis (Pelicans) and John Wall (Washington Wizards) were all invited to attend USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas July 25-27.

Kentucky’s four players selected were the most of any school.

That roster of 35 will be whittled down to a team of 12 that will represent the United States at the 2019 USA World Cup and 2020 Olympics.

All four players have some form of experience with the men’s senior national team.

Booker, the youngest player among the 35 players invited, was a member of the 2016 USA Select Team that trained with and against the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.

Cousins was on the gold-medal-winning 2016 Olympic Team and the 2014 FIBA World Cup Team. He started five of eight games and averaged 9.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists for the 2016 squad in Rio.

Right after guiding the Wildcats to the 2012 national championship and going No. 1 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, Davis joined Team USA and won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Wall was named a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team and was a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team.

The 2017-20 USA Basketball National Team is coached by Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.

The 2018 USA National Team minicamp will feature daily practices July 25-27 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.

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