Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jayson Tatum gets Team USA training camp invite

Jayson Tatum's summer just got more interesting as he'll attempt to make a name for himself with some of the NBA's elite on an international level.

According to Adrian Wojanarowski, Tatum has been invited to USA basketball's training camp in August, as he'll look to earn a roster spot when the team competes during September's FIBA World Cup in China.

The Celtics forward will be joined by Bradley Beal, Eric Gordon, Kyle Kuzma, Damian Lillard, Brook Lopez, Kevin Love and CJ McCollum, who also received training camp invites. The New York Times reported that Anthony Davis, James Harden, Donovan Mitchell and Kemba Walker have committed to suit up for Team USA.

During his two full seasons in Boston, Tatum holds career averages of 14.8 points (on 46 percent overall shooting, including 40 percent from 3), 5.5 rebounds and 2 assists per-game.

Tatum, 21, is the youngest of all those invited, following Mitchell, who turns 23 years-old in September and Kuzma, who will be 24 in July.

This isn't Tatum's first go around in the USA basketball program. The young vet has won Gold medals at the 2015 FIBA U19 Championship, the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship and the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.

Joel Pavón

Picture used courtesy of Getty Images

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