Orlando Magic standouts Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo will reportedly join Team USA in Las Vegas to train with it in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Harris and Oladipo are part of the Select Team.
Other members of the Select Team include Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart and Chicago Bulls rookie forward Doug McDermott, says Wojnarowski.
The FIBA World Cup runs from August 30th-September 14th. Among the NBA All-Stars on Team USA's 19-man roster, which it must reduce to 12 before the competition gets underway, are Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry; Toronto Raptors swingman DeMar DeRozan; Oklahoma City Thunder forward and reigning league MVP Kevin Durant; and Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose.
Working alongside players of that caliber, and for legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, ought to benefit the Magic youngsters as Orlando continues its rebuilding project.
In his first full season with the Magic, Harris averaged 14.6 points, seven rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game on 46.4 percent shooting from the floor. Oladipo, the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, posted 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.1 assists en route to finishing as the runner-up to Michael Carter-Williams for Rookie of the Year honors.
In 2012, then-Magic forward Ryan Anderson earned an invitation to join the Select Team, but he had to withdraw.