The USA Men’s National Team tryouts will begin today with a week long camp in Las Vegas. The camp will feature players from all around the NBA, including the Utah Jazz’s swingman, Gordon Hayward.
Hayward will have to battle with 19 other players attempting to make the roster, as the field will be cut from 20 down to 12 players before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.
The players participating in this week’s camp are as follows:
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyle Korver, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks
Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
John Wall, Washington Wizards
The 20th member of the roster is Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, amid the trade talk, Love has decided not to participate and therefore trims the roster down to 19.
If Hayward wants to make the team and represent the USA this summer in Spain, he will be competing against some pretty stiff competition, but, he definitely has a shot with some of the biggest names deciding not to participate.
The camp will end on August 1st with a game at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.