The U.S. men’s basketball team is currently in camp in Las Vegas, preparing for the FIBA Basketball World Cup that takes place in late August.
There are 19 players on the roster, which will get trimmed down to 12 by Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski before the tournament, which starts Aug. 30 in Spain.
Kentucky coach John Calipari is at the team’s practice today, catching up with some of his former players. Derrick Rose, John Wall, Anthony Davis, and DeMarcus Cousins are all on the 19-man roster, each of whom played for Coach Cal while in college.
John Calipari sandwich at USA Basketball pic.twitter.com/Bw7FcJMi0v
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) July 30, 2014
John Calipari and some old friends at Team USA training camp. pic.twitter.com/oVknKk6ZRK
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 30, 2014
John Wall and Derrick Rose catching up with Cal pic.twitter.com/9cVB1GcRsD
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 30, 2014
While no country can top the talent Team USA has, a group of strictly Calipari coached players would likely do quite well in any tournament or league.