MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Six years ago, Larry Sanders spent July wearing black and gold practice uniforms and adjusting to his life as a member of the VCU Basketball team.
Fast forward to this July and the former all-conference standout for the Rams will be donning the red, white and blue and practicing with some of the best young players in the country as part of the USA Basketball Select Team Mini-Camp in Las Vegas.
The camp which is scheduled for July 22-25 is primarily for younger NBA players and rising stars to showcase their talents in front of the USA Basketball committee and coaching staff. The mini-camp includes three days of training and a USA Basketball Showcase game held on July 25 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Sanders let his fans know of the news earlier this week when he tweeted, ""Just found out I got selected to work out/try out for the USA Basketball Team this summer! Such an amazing honor. Glory be to God."
The former Ram had quite a year for the Milwaukee Bucks, helping them earn a spot in the NBA Playoffs after averaging 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. His 2.8 blocks per game were second in the league. He also received consideration for the league's Most Improved Player and the Defensive Player of the Year.
This summer is an off year for USA Basketball after the Americans won gold at the 2012 London Olympics. The next cycle features the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
An official Select Team Mini-Camp roster will be announced in early June.