Jul 25, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; USA White Team guard Paul George dribbles the ball through mid-court during the opening minutes of the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas and Mack Center. Team White won the game 128-106. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George says he wants to play for Team USA


Paul George has emerged as a superstar in the NBA, and he has a real shot to be one of the top three or four players in the NBA in the next few years. His Pacers currently have the best record in the NBA, and there are some who believe that they could win the title this season.

So now that George is an All-Star, is leading a title contender, and is an MVP candidate, what’s next? According to George, he wants to represent his country, via FIBA.com:

FIBA: What was it like to participate in in the USA’s men national team mini-camp in Las Vegas last summer?
George: It was a great experience for me. I learned a lot during those few days that my teammates and myself spent training with coach Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams. It was very interesting to play under the FIBA rules and it is an exciting experience to be with the national team. It will be an honour for me to take part on the next training camps with Team USA.

FIBA: The USA will defend their world title in Spain this summer. Is the possibility of being part of the Team USA a goal in your career?
George: Yes, definitely. Playing for Team USA is one of the goals in my career. I would like to be part of the team for sure. It is always special to represent your country and it would be an honour for me to help Team USA win titles. I would like to win NBA titles, but I would also like to win gold medals.

You can expect George to join Kevin Durant and Kevin Love in the FIBA World Championships this summer, and with Kobe Bryant and others gone from the Olympic team, George should fit right in on that squad as well. There’s no doubt that Paul George has arrived in the NBA, and we may see more and more of him as his career progresses.

H/T: CBS

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