Former Louisville Cardinal Donovan Mitchell is one of twenty players that will compete for a spot on the USA roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in China.
Mitchell will participate in training camp that will run from Aug. 5-9 in Las Vegas. The final roster will be trimmed to 12 players Aug. 17 with the tournament starting on Aug. 31.
2019 Las Vegas training camp participants: Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors); CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers); Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets).
After a breakout rookie season Mitchell elevated his game in his second season as a pro, averaging 23.8 points, along with 4.2 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 2018-19. The Jazz finished with a 50-32 record before being eliminated by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs.
Mitchell became the first second-year guard to average over 23 points since Dwyane Wade in 2004-05.
Donovan joined LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Mitch Richmond, Michael Jordan, Earl Monroe and Oscar Robertson as the only players to total 3,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists within their first 140 career games.