USA Basketball Showcase: White vs. Blue

Posted on August 01, 2014 by Jeremy Hyman


The first week of training is now complete for John Wall, Bradley Beal, and the rest of Team USA.

Click for Wall & Beal USAB Photos

With practices done for the week, the Las Vegas leg of USA Basketball culminates with the USA Basketball Showcase, which will be an intrasquad scrimmage between USA Blue and USA White (Friday | 9pm | ESPN).

While Wall and Beal have played together for most of the scrimmages during the week, the two will be split up as Wall will play for Team Blue and Beal Team White.

See the full rosters here:

2014 USA Basketball Showcase - Blue Team Roster
 
NO   NAME                      POS      HGT  WGT        DOB          CURRENT TEAM / COLLEGE
43     Stephen Curry              G          6-3     185        3/14/88        Golden State Warriors / Davidson
42     Anthony Davis           F/C        6-10   220        3/11/93        New Orleans Pelicans / Kentucky
45     DeMar DeRozan          G          6-7     216        8/07/89        Toronto Raptors / USC
33     Kenneth Faried            F          6-8     228      11/19/89        Denver Nuggets / Morehead State
29     Paul George                F/G        6-8     221        5/02/90        Indiana Pacers / Fresno State
24     Gordon Hayward          F          6-8     210        3/23/90        Utah Jazz / Butler
39     Kyle Korver               G/F        6-7     212        3/17/81        Atlanta Hawks / Creighton
75     Mason Plumlee            F          6-11   235        3/05/90        Brooklyn Nets / Duke
41     Derrick Rose                G          6-3     190      10/04/88       Chicago Bulls / Memphis
30     John Wall                    G          6-4     195        9/06/90        Washington Wizards / Kentucky
 
Coach:  Monty Williams, New Orleans Pelicans
 
 
 
2014 USA Basketball Showcase - White Team Roster
 
NO   NAME                      POS      HGT  WGT        DOB          CURRENT TEAM / COLLEGE
28     Bradley Beal                 G          6-5     207        6/28/93        Washington Wizards / Florida
36     DeMarcus Cousins        C          6-11   270        8/13/90        Sacramento Kings / Kentucky
25     Andre Drummond        C          6-10   270        9/10/93        Detroit Pistons / Connecticut
52     Kevin Durant               G          6-9     230        9/29/88        Oklahoma City Thunder / Texas
32     James Harden               G          6-5     220        8/26/89        Houston Rockets / Arizona State
23     Kyrie Irving                 G          6-3     191        3/23/92        Cleveland Cavaliers / Duke
22     Damian Lillard             G          6-3     195        7/15/90        Portland Trail Blazers / Weber State
51     Paul Millsap                 F          6-8     253        2/10/85        Atlanta Hawks/Louisiana Tech
34     Chandler Parsons         F          6-9     227      10/25/88        Dallas Mavericks / Florida
21     Klay Thompson           G          6-7     205        2/08/90        Golden State Warriors / Washington State
 
Coach:  Tom Thibodeau, Chicago Bulls    



Of the 20 players playing in the scrimmage, only 12 will be on the final roster that travels to Spain at the end of the month for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

There will still be more training sessions before Spain, the next being in Chicago (Aug 14-16), before final cuts are expected to be made. While making the final roster is far from certain, it's very possible both Wall and Beal will train again with Team USA in two weeks in Chicago, where that session culminates with a game against Nene and Brazil at the United Center on August 16th.

But first the USA Basketball Showcase tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

A chance for both Wall and Beal to showcase their talents in front of a national audience and show their peers what they're capable of doing against the very best. Not that they really need to prove anything:


What they've done in their two seasons together has opened eyes around the league and as you can see from the video above, people have noticed.

Tonight is just an exhibition, but with so many stars in camp, both are probably on the bubble for making the final 12-man roster. Any chance to show these coaches what they can do against this level of competition can only help their chances to crack that final squad.

The action kicks off at 9pm on ESPN.

John Wall after a week of training with Team USA:

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