Wall Added to 2014-16 USA Basketball Men's National Team Roster
Posted on July 25, 2014
All-Star Guard Joins Teammate Beal as One of 19 Players
in National Team Pool
WASHINGTON, DC -
Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been selected to the 2014-16 USA
Basketball Men's National Team, USA Basketball announced today. Wall
will join 18 other players, including teammate Bradley Beal, who have
been selected for the 2014-2016 USA Men's National
Team pool. The 2014 USA World Championship Team and, if the U.S.
qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, will be selected from that pool.
am honored to be invited back to participate with USA Basketball and to
have the opportunity to represent my country," said Wall. "I am also
proud that Bradley and I will be able to represent the Wizards
organization together while competing for roster spots against our peers
from around the league."
participated in the 2013 USA Basketball National Team mini-camp and
recorded 10 points, three rebounds and two assists
in the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase. He was a member of the 2012 USA
Men's Select Team Roster that trained against the gold medalist 2012 USA
Basketball Men's National Team and was
a member of USA Junior National Select teams that competed in the Nike Hoop Summit in 2009.
"We are excited that John is now able to participate in our training camp. He had an outstanding season with
the Wizards and was a strong performer for us at last year's National Team mini-camp," said USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo. "As we’ve said in the past, we can only extend the invitations to be
part of the USA team; the players have to make the final decision and
sometimes that decision changes because their circumstances have
In 2013-14, Wall led the Wizards to the Eastern Conference Semifinals by averaging career highs of 19.3 points
in the NBA), 8.8 assists (second in the NBA) and 1.81 steals (eighth
in the NBA) to go along with 4.1 rebounds while playing in all 82
games. He earned his first All-Star selection and was named Eastern
Conference Player of the Week twice while joining Chris Paul as the only
two players in the NBA to average at least 19 points,
eight assists, four rebounds and 1.8 steals.
Previously named 2014 USA National Team members who are expected to participate
in the Las Vegas training camp include: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards);
DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings);
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis
(New Orleans Pelicans); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto
Raptors); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kevin
Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Kenneth Faried
(Denver Nuggets); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); James
Harden (Houston Rockets); Gordon Hayward
(Utah Jazz); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle
Korver (Atlanta Hawks); Damian Lillard
(Portland Trail Blazers); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Chandler
Parsons (Dallas Mavericks); Derrick Rose
(Chicago Bulls); and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors).
19 players have prior USA Basketball experience and the group includes
Davis, Durant, Harden and Love who were members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic
Basketball Team that brought home gold, while Curry, Durant, Love and
Rose were part of the 2010 USA World Championship Team that also claimed
The 2014-16 USA Basketball National Team coaching staff features USA head
coach and Duke University's Naismith Hall of Fame mentor Mike Krzyzewski.
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.