Cavs’ Waiters named to USA basketball select team

Dion Waiters will represent the United States at a July training camp.

 

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Dion Waiters has been named to the USA select team that will practice with national team during training camp July 28-31 in Las Vegas.

The Cavaliers’ guard was one of 13 players named to the select team, released by USA Basketball on Wednesday.

Others picked for the select team: Harrison Barnes (Warriors); Trey Burke (Jazz); Jimmy Butler (Bulls); Draymond Green (Warriors); Tim Hardaway Jr. (Knicks); Tobias Harris (Magic); Doug McDermott (Bulls); Victor Oladipo (Magic); Mason Plumlee (Nets); Miles Plumlee (Suns); Marcus Smart (Celtics); and Cody Zeller (Hornets).

Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving is among the players competing for a spot on Team USA, which begins play in the FIBA World Cup in Spain in August. The select team’s purpose is to help Team USA prepare for the international competition.

"USA Basketball’s select teams are critical for getting some of the game’s brightest and most promising young players experience at the USA National Team level, and getting them into our pipeline," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball National Team managing director. "Again this summer, as was done in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, the members of the USA Select Team will play an important role in helping prepare the USA National Team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup."

Waiters is entering his third year with the Cavaliers. He averaged 15.9 points and 3.0 assists in 70 games last season.