In a nice nod and recognition to his talent and development, Nets second-year big Mason Plumlee has been invited to work out with the USA Basketball team in Las Vegas, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Sources: More invitees to USA Basketball training camp to work against national team: Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee and Phoenix's Miles Plumlee.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 18, 2014
Yes, Mason's brother Miles Plumlee will also be joining him in training with the team. It's also being reported that Tim Hardaway, Jr., will be joining the training team as well.
The Plumlee brothers both attended Duke University, which is notable since Mike Krzyzewski coaches the USA men's basketball team.
Again, it's a nice acknowledgment for Plumlee (well, both Plumlees) who proved to be among the top rookies in the NBA last season in making the All-Rookie first team this past summer.
- Sources: Plumlee picked for Select Team - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Mason Plumlee to work out vs. USA national team - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game
- Plumlee to train with U.S. team - SNY Nets
- Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott lead list of players invited to USA Select team - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports