Seven point guards are expected to be in the group of 24 players invited to USA Basketball's offseason mini-camp in July, including Portland's Damian Lillard and Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, the NBA's recent Rookie of the Year winners.
The crop of point guards also includes Ty Lawson, John Wall and Kemba Walker who have already accepted invitations to attend the camp in Las Vegas on July 22-25. The Memphis Grizzlies' Mike Conley and the Indiana Pacers' George Hill, each involved in the NBA playoffs, will likely get invites.
USA Basketball officials want a strong look at these players for consideration for the 2014 World Championships in Spain and 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Their decision will be tough if they still get interest from veterans Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams.
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