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Team USA Highlights Featuring AD and John Wall

USA mini-camp is over but now you have the chance to relive all the glorious slow motion. Catch the spectacular Anthony Davis Block/Steal around the 50 second mark followed up by his monster jam. Seems like the Kentucky guys impressed some folks as well.

From NBA.com: Anthony Davis makes it clear he’s the future of USA Basketball

Davis looked like more of a stretch four on Thursday, showing off his ability to step outside and knock down jump shots. That might not be the role he plays with the National Team going forward, but he led the Blue Team with 22 points and seven rebounds. And after earning a gold medal as the 12th man on last year’s Olympic Team, he looks ready to take on a larger role for USA Basketball.

“As good as he was last year,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the game, “he’s just stepped it up another couple of levels. And that was exciting to see. He got better throughout the week and put on a heck of a performance tonight.”

International Business? Had good things to say about John Wall.

Davis scored 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds for the Blue side. The 6-foot-10 New Orleans Pelicans forward missed 18 games of his rookie campaign due to injury, but flashed the versatile skills that made him the top selection in last year’s draft throughout the exhibition.

Davis also has a leg up on the competition, considering he was part of the 2012 squad that ran roughshod during the Olympic games in London last summer.

Several other players stood out, including Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and young big men Kenneth Faried and Greg Monroe.

Wall, another No. 1 pick back in 2010, scored 10 points including an astounding putback dunk that reminded fans he has the potential to be a top 10 player in the NBA.

 

MKG also earned some rave reviews in limited minutes. For the red, white, and blue we know the blue and white is going to be showing out on the national stage over the next decade. Go Cats.

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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11 Comments for Team USA Highlights Featuring AD and John Wall



  1. I Say
    11:58 am July 28, 2013 Permalink

    The future of the NBA is bright with all of these young point guards in kyrie lillard and Wall. It’s going to be exciting to watch



  2. Cal
    12:02 pm July 28, 2013 Permalink

    Would it be too much to ask for a box score?



  3. SeaCat
    12:10 pm July 28, 2013 Permalink

    I want Dante Exum!
    Any rumors?



  4. Jerry Meyer
    12:56 pm July 28, 2013 Permalink

    UK’s starting backcourt will be Polson and Hawkins.



  5. NEWMAN
    1:09 pm July 28, 2013 Permalink

    Wall to Davis for a dunk at 1:41!



  6. come on
    1:42 pm July 28, 2013 Permalink

    U S A U K, U S A U K, U S A U K, U S A U K!!!!!!



  7. kyngfish
    2:25 pm July 28, 2013 Permalink

    Wasn’t Demarcus supposed to be a part of this also?



  8. Robbie
    2:51 pm July 28, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah what’s up with cuz?



  9. Frank Stalone
    7:57 pm July 28, 2013 Permalink

    I hate to say it, but in slo-mo, Davis’s block looks a lot like a goal tend. Doesn’t make the following drive any less awesome, though.



  10. Msmo
    9:24 pm July 28, 2013 Permalink

    I hate to say it, but our USA team looks really slow this year



  11. Kidnut
    7:58 am July 29, 2013 Permalink

    Davis’ block wasn’t a block, it was a lob interception