Pistons' Andre Drummond Makes First Cut for USA Basketball

Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond continues to compete this summer. The former UCONN Husky is one of 16 finalist who are attempting to make Team USA's final roster for the FIBA World Cup.

As the Detroit Free Press reports, Drummond will join the rest of the U.S. national team August 14 in Chicago to resume training. The Detroit center joins the likes of Olympic gold medalists Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and James Harden. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and Brooklyn Nets big man Mason Plumlee are competing with Drummond for a spot on the final roster.

Team USA is still reeling from the gruesome leg injury Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered last Friday when he broke is leg.

“The ending to our Las Vegas training camp with the injury to Paul George was very emotional for everyone involved in USA Basketball," said USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo. "I very much appreciate the outpouring of support Paul and USA Basketball has received the past couple of days from the basketball world. Paul’s injury was an extremely unfortunate occurrence; it was truly a freak accident. We’re all very pleased that his recovery is going well.”

The 2014 FIBA World Cup takes place August 30-September 14 in Spain.

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