Jerry Colangelo confirmed that Kyrie Irving will be invited to the Team USA minicamp this summer.
“You can be assured that he’ll be one of the invitees,” Colangelo said. “He’s already established himself as one of the top three or four point guards in the league.”
Irving will join about two dozen players at the end of July in preparation for the 2014 World Championship.
Colangelo is predicting about six players from the 2014 World Championship team will play in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
“As I think about it, to keep this system going and for the young players to aspire to be on that national team in the Olympics, you need to have half a roster turn over each time,” he said. “This is going to be primarily from the group we had last summer from the Select team and some additions. We’re still up in the air exactly who, but it’s all about getting people prepared and ready and moving up the ladder.”