HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – Chandler Parsons will be one of 27 confirmed players to attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp to be held July 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The announcement was made Wednesday by the USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo.
Other players who accepted their invitation to attend the mini-camp 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); 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).
Duke University’s basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, recently named the 2013-16 USA Basketball National Team head coach, will direct the mini-camp. Serving as assistant coaches will be USA Basketball and Syracuse University’s head coach Jim Boeheim, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams.
“This is an exciting group of versatile and very talented players,” said Krzyzewski, who led U.S. teams to gold at back-to-back Olympics. “This group has a really good blend of experience, both with USA Basketball and in the NBA. The mini-camp will feature a lot of younger players who are emerging in the NBA and it will give us our first opportunity to see them at this elite level. I’m really anxious to get to work with them.”