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Photo: White Team player Blake Griffin soars through the
Few stars, plenty of dunks at USA Basketball Showcase in the Mack
Friday, August 14, 2015
It started with a botched jump ball and ended with the USA Men’s National Team essentially getting chased off the court by a rush of fans that clearly wasn’t supposed to get a free pass from Thomas & Mack Center security. In between at Thursday night’s USA Basketball Showcase, the players remaining from ...
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Rice happy to lend Mendenhall Center to Team USA Basketball
Monday, July 28, 2014
Rebels basketball:
This week, and only this week, a college coach other than UNLV’s Dave Rice will have free reign of the Mendenhall Center, UNLV’s two-and-a-half year old basketball training facility. Starting today ...
Photo: The United States' forward Andre Iguodala, center
U.S. men's basketball set for familiar Nigerian team
Thursday, August 2, 2012
While teams such as Nigeria want to test themselves against LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, they may have to settle for Kevin Love and Andre Iguodala.
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Davis plays well in what will turn out to be his first of many games with Team USA
Thursday, July 12, 2012
London Olympics: Davis played in Team USA's 119-53 victory against the Dominican Republic as an alternate, but he'll replace Blake Griffin on the roster
Anthony Davis approached the first defensive possession of his Team USA career like Happy Gilmore on the tee box. Davis, the No. 1 overall draft pick of the New Orleans Hornets, never did get a block in Team USA’s 113-59 victory against the Dominican Republic, but he did score nine points in the fourth quarter. And now he’s going to get several more chances at that first swat.
Photo: Russell Westbrook dishes off a pass during the USA
Notebook: Russell Westbrook broke onto the national basketball scene in Las Vegas
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Summer Games: Westbrook remembers running around Circus Circus as a teenager and Deron Williams talks about a potential Dwight Howard deal
Russell Westbrook is one of the best basketball players in the world. That’s pretty clear to everybody these days. But in 2005, Westbrook came to Las Vegas in the summer before his senior year of high school with an entirely different goal. Playing at the adidas Super 64 AAU basketball tournament, he was just trying to be seen.
James Harden took unique path to Team USA and the 2012 Olympics
James Harden took unique path to Team USA and the 2012 Olympics
Saturday, July 7, 2012
London Olympics: Blake Griffin and Andre Iguodala also make the official roster; Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis left off
During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, James Harden was preparing for his sophomore year at Arizona State. A standout by Pac-10 standards if not quite a national star, Harden watched USA Basketball’s run to the gold medal without the ‘One day that will be me’ thoughts that most of the current Team USA members once had. Yet here he is. On Saturday, Harden officially became a member of Team USA when Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski made their announcements at Wynn Las Vegas.
Photo: Kevin Durant passes over his head during the USA O
USA Basketball officials have exquisite menu to order from when making final roster decisions
Saturday, July 7, 2012
London Olympics: Anthony Davis is the mystery box as Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski get together to discuss their 12-man roster
The debate may be USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo’s favorite part. On Friday night in Las Vegas, after the first day of Team USA’s training camp at the Mendenhall Center, Colangelo planned to get together with his basketball inner circle to compare and contrast their six candidates for the final three spots on the Olympic roster. Injuries pushed the announcement back, but the official 12-man roster is finally coming out Saturday during a press conference at 5 p.m. at Wynn Las Vegas.
Photo: Kevin Durant takes the floor as Jerry Colangelo (l
The stars of USA Basketball set to take over UNLV's Mendenhall Center
Friday, July 6, 2012
London Olympics: UNLV coach Dave Rice will hand over the keys to coach Mike Krzyzewski and some of the world's best players
The U.S. men’s national team officially begins training camp for the 2012 London Olympics at noon Friday at the Mendenhall Center. It will train behind closed doors for six days and then play an exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on July 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Photo: Guard Dwyane Wade dunks the ball as the USA Basket
Dwyane Wade's comments on compensation for Olympic basketball players a non-issue
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
basketball : Team USA officials were in Las Vegas on Tuesday to promote the national team's return to the area for Olympic training
Team USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo doesn’t put much stock into Dwyane Wade’s comments last month about how the professional basketball players on the Olympic team should better compensated.
Photo: Russell Westbrook, left, covers Derrick Rose, righ
Derrick Rose steals the show at Team USA exhibition
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Rose, Durant and white squad beat blue team 114-96 in intrasquad match
If exhibition basketball is all about thrilling the crowd, then Derrick Rose deserves a gold medal for his performance Saturday night in Team USA’s Blue vs. White Showcase. Although Kevin Durant led the White team to a 114-96 victory against the Blue Squad with 28 points, it was Rose who garnered the most ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the 11,635 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Photo: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose works out with Te
Rondo, Rose included on point guard-heavy Team USA roster
Saturday, July 24, 2010
TEAM USA TRAINING CAMP 2010: Showcase scheduled for tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center
In recent years, many have referred to the NBA as a point guard-driven league. That’s evidenced nowhere better than this week’s Team USA training camp in Las Vegas.
Photo: Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant works out with the
Kevin Durant: The new face of Team USA
Friday, July 23, 2010
Team USA Training Camp 2010: While other stars declined invitation, Durant jumped at chance to play in World Championship
As soon as the Cox Pavilion doors swung open for the media to watch the end of the USA Basketball National Team's scrimmage Thursday, all eyes were on Kevin Durant.
Photo: Denver Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups works out wi
Olympics or not, Team USA on mission starting this week in Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
TEAM USA TRAINING CAMP 2010: Veterans, youngsters alike hoping to set country up with free pass into 2012 Olympics field
No, it's not the Olympics. Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski, however, is referencing history this week to make the 20 players attempting to make the cut for next month's FIBA World Championships in Turkey realize the significance of the situation.
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After testing NBA waters, Jimmer Fredette back to business with USA Select team
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Team USA Training Camp 2010: BYU star senior hopes to learn from some of game's top guards this week in Las Vegas
When BYU guard Jimmer Fredette worked out for NBA team after NBA team in selling himself as a potential draft pick this summer, he constantly was left guessing. Rarely - if ever - did any of those doing the evaluating give him open critiques or pointers on what he needed to improve if he went back to school. Now, he'll learn firsthand this week what those within several NBA franchises wouldn't tell him.
Photo: LeBron James
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will bring merry circus to Las Vegas in two weeks
Thursday, July 8, 2010
TEAM USA: New Miami Heat trio will take part in Team USA training camp, area nightlife for five days beginning on July 20
Whatever aftershocks are created from NBA superstar LeBron James' nationally televised decision Thursday to jump ship and join the Miami Heat, a significant one will take place in Las Vegas in about two weeks. In preparation for the FIBA World Championships, Team USA will hold its summer training camp in Las Vegas from July 20-23, followed by the team's showcase exhibition contest at 7 p.m. July 24 at the Thomas and Mack Center.