After being left out of the initial Team USA 19-man training camp roster, John Wall has now received an invitation to join the group, which includes Bradley Beal. Per Marc Stein of ESPN:
Just got word that the Wizards' John Wall WILL be in Team USA camp starting Monday in Las Vegas— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 24, 2014
Wall was natural invite for USA Basketball and joins Chandler Parsons and DeMar DeRozan as additions to initial Team USA roster from January— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 24, 2014
In addition, Stein also added that USA Basketball wanted Wall in training camp "for weeks," but wanted to make sure that Wall would be able to play "at full capacity," considering that the Wizards made the postseason.
With Beal and Wall now on the training camp roster, the Wizards now have the second group of NBA teammates participating. The other team with multiple participants is the Golden State Warriors, where their backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will also compete for spots. This will surely raise more "House of Guards" vs. Splash Brothers" debates among Wizards, Warriors, and NBA fans alike.
Training camp starts next Monday, July 28, in Las Vegas. The team will have an intrasquad exhibition there on August 1, before playing exhibition games against other national teams. The FIBA World Cup will start on August 30 in Spain.