Source: Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox named to Team USA camp roster

Dalton Johnson
NBC Sports BayArea

A source confirmed to NBC Sports California's James Ham on Monday morning that Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox has been elevated from the Select Team roster to the Team USA roster. Camp opens Monday in Las Vegas. 

Yahoo's Chris Haynes was first to report the news. 

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Fox has a good chance to make the Team USA FIBA World Cup roster, especially with the health of the group's point guards. He joins Kemba Walker as the only other healthy point guard on the roster. Kyle Lowry is recovering from thumb surgery, although he hasn't been ruled out yet. 

The 21-year-old Fox broke out last season for Sacramento. He averaged 17.3 points, 7.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. The former No. 5 overall draft pick vastly improved as a shooter. He improved his field goal percentage from 41.2 percent in 2017-18 to 45.8 percent and his 3-point stroke from 30.7 percent to 37.1 percent. 

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Fox joins teammate Harrison Barnes on the training camp roster. Fellow Kings teammate Marvin Bagley III still is on the Select Team roster. 

Team USA is scheduled to open tournament play against the Czech Republic on Sept. 1 in China. Fifteen players will be on the training roster ahead of the tournament.

Source: Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox named to Team USA camp roster originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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