- The Washington Times - Monday, June 10, 2019

Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal will officially attend USA Basketball’s training camp in Las Vegas later this summer to compete for a roster spot on the U.S.’ World Cup team.

Beal will join 19 other NBA stars — which include New Orleans’ Anthony Davis, Portland’s Damian Lillard and Houston’s James Harden — in camp. 

The training camp will take pace Aug. 5 through Aug. 9. Twelve players will be selected for the final roster. 

ESPN first reported the news last week, but it was officially announced Monday. 

China will host this year’s FIBA World Cup, which runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15. The U.S. won the Cup in 2014.

This isn’t the first time Beal has been involved with Team USA. The two-time All-Star participated in the 2014 and 2015 USA basketball showcases. But the 25-year-old is coming off his best season as a pro — averaging 25.6 points, 5.5 assists and 5 rebounds per game, all of which were career highs. 

Beal fell just short last month of being selected to the league’s All-NBA third team, which would have made him eligible for a four-year, $191 million extension with the Wizards. 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will coach Team USA. 

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