Published Thursday, July 18, 2013 AT 4:41 PM / Updated at 9:28 PM
McDermott one of two college players invited to Team USA mini-camp
Bluejays Today Omaha World-Herald

Creighton senior Doug McDermott accepted an invitation Thursday to attend the USA Basketball Men’s National Team minicamp.

The two-time All-American will join Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart as the only non-NBA players on a list of 30 invitees for the camp, held July 22 to 25 in Las Vegas.

The players will take part in daily training sessions July 22 to 24, and close out the mini-camp with the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase, a blue-white intrasquad game, on July 25 at the Thomas & Mack Arena on the UNLV campus.

“It will be a great opportunity for me to play against some of the elite young NBA players and learn from some of the best coaches,” McDermott said in a press release.

Other players expected to participate in the minicamp are: Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans), Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls), Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz), George Hill (Indiana Pacers), Jrue Holiday (New Orleans Pelicans), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte Bobcats), Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons), Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets), Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats), John Wall (Washington Wizards) and Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers).

McDermott recently returned to Omaha after playing for Team USA in the World University Games at Kazan, Russia, where he led the Americans in scoring (14.1 points per game.), field goals (39), 3-pointers and minutes per game (23.8). McDermott served as a co-captain on that squad, which finished 6-2 and took ninth place.

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