Posted: Jun 30, 2012 7:23 PM by Kyle Scott
Updated: Jun 30, 2012 7:24 PM
Anthony Davis is on the record saying he'd would love to be part of the USA National Men's basketball team. He was considered a long-shot to make the team, but when Chris Bosh decided not to play, a spot on the roster seems much more realistic.
The 16 finalists for Team USA will come together July 5 in Las Vegas for the start of training. Finalists contending for a roster spot include: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks); Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers); Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks); Anthony Davis (University of Kentucky); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies); Eric Gordon (New Orleans Hornets); Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers); James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder); AndreIguodala (Philadelphia 76ers); LeBron James (Miami Heat); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Lamar Odom (Dallas Mavericks); Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers); Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder); and Deron Williams (Brooklyn Nets).
The USA's 12-man roster will be announced after the team's practice on July 7.
Training camp opens July 6 and culminates July 12 with an exhibition game between Team USA and Coach Calipari's Dominican Republic team at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center.