No, it's not the dream team, but former Pitt star and current Spurs forward Dejuan Blair will be helping Team USA train as part of the Select Team.As part of the Select Team, Blair will square off against members of Team USA in Las Vegas before they head off to London for the Olympics this summer. The training camp will happen July 6-12.
Blair will be joining some of the league's best young players on team:
Also named to the 2012 USA Basketball Select squad were: Ryan Anderson (Orlando Magic/California); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings/Kentucky); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors/USC); Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz/Georgia Tech); Paul George (Indiana Pacers/Fresno State); Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls/USC); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz/Butler); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers/Duke); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs/San Diego State); Jeremy Lin (New York Knicks/Harvard); Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors/Washington State); and John Wall (Washington Wizards/Kentucky).
Should be a good opportunity. Blair's already in the NBA playing against the world's best. But getting some extra time against the likes of potentially Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love isn't exactly going to hurt.