Report: John Wall invited to Team USA workout

Report: John Wall invited to Team USA workout
July 24, 2014, 6:45 pm
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(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports)

The number of Washington Wizards on Team USA's men's basketball roster just doubled. 

John Wall received an invitation to work out with the national team next week in Las Vegas, according to reports. Bradley Beal was previously announced as one of 19 players set to practice in advance of next month's FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. 

Coach Mike Krzyzewski and USAB chairman Jerry Colangelo will whittle the group down to 12. The World Cup begins on August 30.

Wall joins fellow points guards Stephen Curry (Warriors), Kyrie Irving (Cavs), Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers) and Derrick Rose (Bulls), whose playing status remains uncertain after missing most of the past season with a knee injury. 

The NBA leader in total assists this past season during which he became a first time All-Star, Wall previously participated with Team USA. However he was left the preliminary 28-man roster announced in January. Several players from that group chose to pass on competing internationally this summer, including Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams. Those absences combined with Wall's breakout performance led to the invitation, ESPN's Marc Stein reported.

Others could be added, especially big men now that Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin withdrew from the team

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