Knoxville, Tenn--(UT Sports) USA Basketball on Tuesday announced the 13-man roster for the 2014 USA Men’s Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former Tennessee forward Tobias Harris is a member of the Select Team.
A 2011 Freshman All-American during his only season as a Vol, Harris was the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and currently stars for the NBA’s Orlando Magic. He averaged 14.6 points and 7.0 rebounds while playing 30.3 minutes per game during the 2013-14 season.
Joining Harris on the 2014 USA Basketball Select squad are: Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Trey Burke (Utah Jazz); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks); Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls); Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic); Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets); Miles Plumlee (Phoenix Suns); Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets).
“USA Basketball’s Select Teams are critical for getting some of the game’s brightest and most promising young players experience at the USA National Team level, and getting them into our pipeline,” USA Basketball National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo said. “Again this summer, as was done in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, the members of the USA Select Team will play an important role in helping prepare the USA National Team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
“Being chosen for the Select Team is an honor and an important step in becoming involved in USA Basketball’s National Team program in the future. In the past, current national team players like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, as well as many other outstanding players got their USA National Team start through the Select Team.”
This marks Harris’ second stint with USA Basketball. Prior to enrolling at UT, Harris was a member of the 2010 Junior National Select Team.
Members of this year’s USA Select Team will assemble in Las Vegas and train with the USA National Team July 28-31. All practices will take place at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.
The USA National Team opens its 2014 training with the Las Vegas camp, which concludes with the Aug. 1 2014 USA Basketball Showcase and features a Blue-White intrasquad game at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center. Tickets for the 2014 USA Basketball Showcase start at $10, and can be purchased by calling 702-739-FANS or online at www.UNLVtickets.com.
The 2014 Select Team features five players who completed their rookie NBA season in 2013-14, three who wrapped up their second NBA season, two three-year NBA players (including Harris) and two players who will make their NBA debut in 2014-15.
Since the development of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team program in 2006, USA Basketball has selected and utilized four USA Select teams to help the USA National teams prepare for its major international competitions.