Kidd-Gilchrist Added To 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Mini-Camp

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(Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo today announced Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been added to the roster of players attending the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp July 22-25 in Las Vegas. Kidd-Gilchrist will join 28 other participants, including Bobcats guard Kemba Walker.

“We are very excited that Michael will join Kemba in representing the Bobcats at the National Team mini-camp,” said Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins.  “This will be a great experience for both of them as they continue to develop as players, and they are very deserving of this recognition.”

Kidd-Gilchrist is no stranger to USA Basketball, having previously been a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. National Team at the FIBA Under-17 World Championships in 2010 and the U.S. team in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit.

The invited players will assemble in Las Vegas on July 21 and will conduct daily training sessions July 22-24.  The mini-camp will conclude with the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase, a blue-white intra-squad game on Thursday, July 25, 6:00 p.m. PDT at the Thomas & Mack Arena on the campus of UNLV.

Recently named 2013-16 USA Basketball National Team head coach and Duke University’s Naismith Hall of Fame mentor Mike Krzyzewski will direct the mini-camp.  Serving as assistant coaches are USA Basketball and Syracuse University veteran coach Jim Boeheim, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams.

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