Report: Tim Hardaway Jr. named to USA Basketball select team

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Former Michigan and current New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is among the group of players selected to compete against the USA Basketball men’s national team players at a three-day training camp in Las Vegas later this month, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

Hardaway, who was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team this past season, averaged 10.2 points per game per game in his first season in the NBA. He was also the second leading scorer at the NBA Summer League, averaging 21.8 points per contest.

According to reports, Hardaway is expected to be joined on the select team by Boston’s Marcus Smart, Orlando’s Victor Oladipo, Phoenix’s Miles Plumlee, Brooklyn’s Mason Plumlee, , Orlando’s Tobias Harris and Chicago’s Doug McDermott.

The training camp begins on July 28 in Las Vegas. The purpose of the training camp is for USA Basketball to pair down its roster of 19 players, announced last Monday, to 12 in advance of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which begins August 30 in Bilbao, Spain.

Hardaway previously played on the USA Basketball U19 team in 2011.

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