Team USA is hosting a minicamp to look at 28 young NBA players who could be a part of Team USA in the future. Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill was one of the lucky few to get a invite from Team USA and coach Mike Krzyzewski.
From the Associated Press:
Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill has pulled out of this week’s Team USA camp in Las Vegas due to a scheduling conflict.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says he doesn’t know the exact reason Hill canceled. He says he wants to find out what led to Hill’s decision before he makes any determination on the gritty Pacers guard’s future chances with the team.
Team USA is scheduled to kick off a four-day camp on Monday to start preparing for the 2014 World Cup in Madrid. The Americans have already qualified for the tournament, so a group of 28 younger players are coming in for a camp to get acquainted with coach Mike Krzyzewski and the staff.
How a player manages to double book during a Team USA try out (essentially what it is) is confusing and suspicious.
Hill was an integral part of Indiana’s postseason run in 2013. He averaged 14.2 points and 4.7 assists per game last season.