Kevin Love selected for Team USA training camp

Love is one of 20 players who will attend the camp in August

James Rapien
June 10, 2019 - 11:36 am
May 3, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) dunks the ball against the Toronto Raptors in game two of the second round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Kevin Love will attend Team USA training camp on August 5-9 in Las Vegas. He's one of 20 players that will be in attendance. 

Love, 30, was a member of the Fiba World Championship team in 2010 and won a gold medal with Team USA in 2012. He averaged 11.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in eight games during the 2012 run to help the Americans capture the gold. 

Love was limited for Cleveland last season after having toe surgery. He played in 22 games last year for the Cavaliers, averaging 17 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

The camp will be used to determine who will be on the 2019 Fiba World Cup team. The official roster will be announced on August 17.

“Like past national team training camps, this group too possesses outstanding individual talents, while also boasting of excellent versatility and athleticism," said managing director Jerry Colangelo. "We’ve been watching a lot of players during the NBA season and the six players who we’ve added to the National Team roster we feel are deserving of being part of our national team program.”

The 32-team 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup competition will be held August 31-September 15 in China. Eight cities will host World Cup games - Beijing, Foshan, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

The United States is the two-time defending World Cup champion and they're FIBA’s No. 1 world ranked team. They're in Group E with the Czech Republic, Japan and Turkey. Team USA will play its first-round games in Shanghai. They will play Czech Republic on Sept. 1, Turkey on Sept. 3 and Japan on Sept. 5. 

All 20 players on the training camp roster, including coaches are listed below:

 

NAME                          POS   HGT    WGT    AGE         CURRENT TEAM / COLLEGE / HOMETOWN

Harrison Barnes                F       6-8       225         27           Sacramento Kings / North Carolina / Ames, IA

Bradley Beal                     G      6-5       207         25           Washington Wizards / Florida / St. Louis, MO  

Anthony Davis                F/C     6-10     253         26           New Orleans / Kentucky / Chicago, IL      

Andre Drummond             C       6-11     279         25           Detroit Pistons / Connecticut / Middletown, CT 

Eric Gordon                      G      6-4       215         30           Houston Rockets / Indiana / Indianapolis, IN

James Harden                   G      6-5       220         29         Houston Rockets / Arizona State / Lakewood, CA

Tobias Harris                    F       6-9       235         26           Philadelphia 76ers / Tennessee / Dix Hills, NY

Kyle Kuzma                     F       6-9       220         23           Los Angeles Lakers / Utah / Flint. MI        

Damian Lillard                 G      6-3       195         28         Portland Trail Blazers / Weber State / Oakland, CA

Brook Lopez                     C       7-0       270         31           Milwaukee Bucks / Stanford / Fresno, CA

Kevin Love                      F       6-10     251         30           Cleveland Cavaliers/ UCLA / Lake Oswego, OR

Kyle Lowry                      G      6-1       196         33           Toronto Raptors / Villanova / Philadelphia, PA

CJ McCollum                   G      6-3       190         27           Portland Trail Blazers / Lehigh / Canton, OH

Khris Middleton                F       6-8       222         27         Milwaukee Bucks / Texas A&M / Charleston, SC

Paul Millsap                      F       6-8       246         34         Denver Nuggets / Louisiana Tech / Grambling, LA

Donovan Mitchell             G      6-3       215         22         Utah Jazz / Louisville / Elmsford, NY       

Jayson Tatum                   F       6-8       208         21           Boston Celtics / Duke / St. Louis, MO       

P.J. Tucker                       F       6-6       245         34           Houston Rockets / Texas / Raleigh, NC

Myles Turner                    C       6-11     255         23           Indiana Pacers / Texas / Bedford, TX        

Kemba Walker                  G      6-1       184         29           Charlotte Hornets / Connecticut / Bronx, NY

 

Managing Director:  Jerry Colangelo              

Head Coach:  Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs)

Assistant Coach:  Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors)

Assistant Coach:  Lloyd Pierce (Atlanta Hawks)

Assistant Coach:  Jay Wright (Villanova University)