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Rudy Gay and OJ Mayo Begin Training With National Team For 2010 World Championship

The United States National Basketball Team opened up training camp Tuesday in Las Vegas with 2 familiar faces to Grizzlies fans on the court for the Red, White, and Blue. Current Memphis Grizzlies Rudy Gay and OJ Mayo suited up with 19 other current NBA stars to make up the team that will compete in the 2010 World Championships. Though a final roster has not been selected both players have just as good of a chance as the other players to make the cut. The team will hold practice in Las Vegas through July 24, closing out with a Blue vs White Intra-Squad game at 7PM in Vegas. Starting August 28th The United States will begin competition in the World Championship Preliminary Round Group B which includes Brazil, Croatia, Slovenia, Tunisia, and Iran. The World Championships will conclude September 12 in Instanbul (Turkey) with a winner being crowned that will be granted an automatic berth to the 2012 Olympics in London, England.
Other Griz players that will be playing in the 2010 World Championship include Hamed Haddadi for Iran, Marc Gasol of Spain, and Juan Carlos Navaro of Spain (if they are still paying him, LOL).
Team USA’s 1st practice will continually be run on NBA TV through July 24th.

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July 21, 2010 - Posted by | Grizzlies, NBA

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