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Thompson Invited To USA Basketball Mini-Camp

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Former Washington State basketball player Klay Thompson will attend USA Basketball Men's National Team mini-camp July 22-25 in Las Vegas. Nev.

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo announced Thompson on Wednesday that Thompson was one of 27 players that accelerated invitations to attend the mini-camp, which will be run by head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Thompson starred for the Cougars from 2008-2011 before leaving after his junior year for the NBA. The 6-foot-7, 205-pound guard had a career year this season with the Golden State Warriors, averaging 16.6 points per game.

Thompson is Washington State's all-time leader in three-point shots made (242) and third in scoring average (17.9 points per game).

"The group of players we have assembled for the mini-camp are extremely talented and very versatile," said Colangelo in the announcement. "This is an important opportunity for each one of them because we will be evaluating which players will continue to be involved in future USA National Team training camps and teams.

"Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, Danny Granger, and Andre Iguodala were all guys who played in our 2009 mini-camp and went on to play for the 2010 USA World Championship and 2012 U.S. Olympic teams that won gold. I'm sure it will not be much different this time around and some of the players involved in this mini-camp will be members of upcoming USA National teams."

The list of players attending:

Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans); Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies/Ohio State); 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); Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers); Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs); 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).

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