In 55 games this season, Rookie of the Year favorite, Damian Lillard, is averaging 18.4 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game. His high level of play already has him in consideration for the National Team, according to Director of USA Basketball, Jerry Colangelo, who said Lillard’s chances of being invited to the USA Men’s Basketball National Team mini camp this July are “very high”.
According to Chris Haynes, CSNNW:
CSNNW.com has learned that the three-time NBA Rookie of the Month and NBA Skills Challenge champion is on the verge of being invited to participate in the USA Men’s Basketball National Team mini camp.
“Damian is definitely on our radar,” Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo told CSNNW.com. “He’s one of the bright young stars we have in this game and certainly his chances are very high that he makes our list.”
Colangelo says he will announce the names of those selected sometime after the season.