Jul 13, 2012 2:01 PM
Former UK basketball star Anthony Davis has officially been added to the United States Men's Basketball team roster for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in London.
Davis, the National Player of the Year and first pick in this year's NBA draft, was called to duty after Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin hurt his left knee during a scrimmage Wednesday. He was in uniform for the USA team's exhibition game against the team from the Dominican Republic coached by UK coach John Calipari Thursday night, and scored nine point in the USA blowout.
Griffin, a star center with the Clippers, will undergo surgery on his knee and will be out at least eight weeks. Griffin injured the same knee in Game 5 of the Clippers' first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Davis, one of Team USA's final cuts last week, reported to training camp earlier in the day Thursday. Davis was on his way to Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon after attending a cable TV event in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, sources said.
Davis, who was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets, will be the only rookie on the USA's squad.
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