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USA Basketball sets 27-player camp roster

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USA Basketball announced a 27-man roster on Wednesday that included a blend of youth, experience and skills for a team training camp to take place July 22-25 in Las Vegas.

The NBA headliners on the llist are Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Portland Trail Blazers guartd Damian Lillard, the past two NBA Rookies of the Year. The roster also includes Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard.

The lone player invited from the 2012 London Olympics gold-medal team is New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis.

Davis is among a list of big men that has Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, Utah Jazz forward-center Derrick Favors, Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, Pistons center Greg Monroe, Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders and Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller.

Backcourt players include Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday, Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker and Washington Wizards guards Bradley Beal and John Wall..

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski committed recently to returning as the Team USA coach through the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The next big competition for the U.S. team is the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.
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