DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke's Mason and Miles Plumlee were selected along with 11 other NBA players for the 2014 USA Men's Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada as announced by USA Basketball today. The Select team features eight players owning USA Basketball experience, including four members of the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie first team.
Joining the Plumlees on the 2014 USA Basketball Select squad are: Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Trey Burke (Utah Jazz); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks); Tobias Harris (Orlando Magic); Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls); Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic); Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers); and Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets).
Mason Plumlee is coming off a rookie campaign in which he averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, while playing in 70 regular season games (22 starts). He proved to be a key component to Brooklyn's run to the playoffs, earning first team All-NBA Rookie Team honors in the process. Plumlee shot 65.9 percent from the field on the year and became a fan favorite with his high flying dunks and defensive energy.
Miles Plumlee witnessed a breakout season in Phoenix averaging 8.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game for the Suns. He started 79 of 80 games on the year, while shooting over 50 percent from the field and recording 11 double-doubles. Plumlee led the Suns in rebounds and blocks in his first year with the team.
"USA Basketball's Select Teams are critical for getting some of the game's brightest and most promising young players experience at the USA National Team level, and getting them into our pipeline," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball National Team managing director. "Again this summer, as was done in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, the members of the USA Select Team will play an important role in helping prepare the USA National Team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
"Being chosen for the Select Team is an honor and an important step in becoming involved in USA Basketball's National Team program in the future. In the past, current national team players like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, as well as many other outstanding players got their USA National Team start through the Select Team."