Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 7/22/13
Indiana Pacers’ forward Paul George will be one of 28 NBA and college basketball players to workout at Team USA’s minicamp on Monday. George will headline a group that includes players such as Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving and New Orleans’ big man Anthony Davis. The group will include 26 NBA players along with Creighton’s Craig McDermott and Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart from the college ranks. The minicamp is meant to try out some of the younger talent in hopes to get a good feel for players who might contribute in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in Brazil in 2016. George was the Pacers’ leading scorer this season at 17.4 points per game. The 6-foot-8 George was also third on the team in rebounding and second on the team in assists, in addition to being a tenacious defender and arguably the most improved player in the NBA. The future is indeed bright for the 23-year-old star for the Pacers, who will be in his fourth year with the Pacers after being drafted 10 overall in the 2010 draft by the team. George ranked fifth among the NBA players the camp in scoring last season. Looking as far ahead as the 2016 Olympics it’s quite difficult to predict how many roster spots will be open or how many of these players competing in this minicamp will be on the roster. However, in looking at the 2012 Olympic roster George could slide into a spot filled by Kobe Bryant who would be 37 at the time of the 2016 Olympics. It’s also quite possible that George could replace somebody like Andre Iguodala. Pacers’ point guard George Hill was also invited to the camp but had to decline because he is hosting his own camp for young kids during the USA basketball minicamp. RELATED ARTICLES Five takeaways from the Indiana Pacers’ summer league

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