FIBA 2014: USA Team Roster and Schedule for Basketball World Cup; John Wall Gets Camp Invite

The FIBA 2014 World Cup is coming up pretty fast–it starts in 36 days on August 30–and fans are wondering about the United States roster and schedule.

The men’s national team training camp is set for July 28 through August 1 in Las Vegas, with 20 players participating for the 12 spots open on the final team.

ESPN’s Marc Stein reported on Thursday night that John Wall of the Washington Wizards has been invited to the camp, after initial reports indicated that he was left out.

Check out the training roster below:

Guards

Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
John Wall (Washington Wizards)
Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
James Harden (Houston Rockets)
Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)
Damien Lillard (Portland Trailblazers)
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)

Forwards

Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Paul George (Indiana Pacers)
Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz)
Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
Chandler Parsons (Dallas Mavericks)
Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets)

Centers

DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)

A number of players who will not be at the training camp, such as Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge, are still eligible for inclusion on the final roster.

After the Las Vegas camp, the selected team finalists will have a 12-day break, then train again in Chicago on August 14 and August 15 before playing an exhibition game against Brazil in the United Center on August 16. The team will pick up preparations in New York City on August 17 and play two exhibition games, one against the Dominican Republic on August 20 and the second against Puerto Rico on August 22.

The team will play Slovenia at Fran Canaria Arena in Spain before the FIBA World Cup starts.

The United States is in Group C along with Finland, the Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Turkey, and Ukraine. If it doesn’t win the World Cup, then it will have to participate in the 2015 qualifying for the 2016 Olympics.

Team USA will kick off play on Saturday, August 30 against Finland before playing Turkey a day later.

It will play New Zealand on September 2, the Dominican Republic on September 3, and Ukraine on September 4.

The top four teams in each group then advance to the next round.

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