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Leuer accepts USA Basketball invitation to train with National Team

ON WISCONSIN <b>Leuer will get another crack at NBA veterans like Tyson Chandler.</b>
Leuer will get another crack at NBA veterans like Tyson Chandler.

Aug. 2, 2010


MADISON, Wis. -- Two weeks ago Wisconsin senior Jon Leuer was one of 20 college basketball players invited to Las Vegas to train against the USA National Team. After an impressive showing, Leuer has accepted one of 10 invitations from USA Basketball to participate on another USA Men’s Select Team that will train against the 2010 USA Men’s World Championship Team in New York City.

Wisconsin’s leading scorer and rebounder last season, Leuer averaged 15.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 24 games in 2009-10.

Leuer and his teammates will be training against the USA National Team from Aug. 9-13. He will be joined on the Select Team by: JaJuan Johnson (Purdue); Shelvin Mack (Butler); Kyle Singler (Duke); Chris Singleton (Florida State); Nolan Smith (Duke); Howard Thompkins (Georgia); Mike Tisdale (Illinois); Kemba Walker (Connecticut); and Chris Wright (Dayton).

Villanova University head coach Jay Wright will also return to direct the 2010 USA Select Team in New York.

“One of the great developments of our Las Vegas camp was the USA Select Team which consisted of juniors and seniors out of the college ranks that we brought in to scrimmage against the USA National Team,” said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo. “Lorenzo Romar and Jay Wright did a terrific job of coaching the select players in Las Vegas. It worked so well we’ve decided to bring to New York a smaller group of players from that Select Team to do the same thing.  They were very valuable to us and it’s a great experience for them.”

 2010 USA Basketball Select Team – New York
 JaJuan Johnson F 6-10 216 2011 Purdue / Indianapolis, Ind.
 Jon Leuer C 6-10 230 2011 Wisconsin / Orono, Minn.
 Shelvin Mack G 6-3 215 2012 Butler / Lexington, Kent.
 Kyle Singler F 6-8 230 2011 Duke / Medford, Ore.
 Chris Singleton F 6-9 227 2012 Florida State / Canton, Ga.
 Nolan Smith G 6-2 185 2011 Duke / Upper Marlboro, Mary.
 Howard Thompkins F 6-10 247 2012 Georgia / Lithonia, Ga.
 Mike Tisdale C 7-1 235 2011 Illinois / Riverton, Ill.
 Kemba Walker G 6-1 172 2012 Connecticut / Bronx, N.Y.
 Chris Wright F 6-8 226 2012 Dayton / Trotwood, OH
 Head Coach: Jay Wright, Villanova

2010 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team Training Schedule

Aug. 10 (12-2 p.m.)          USA Team Training    John Jay College, New York, New York
Aug. 11 (12-2 p.m.)          USA Team Training    John Jay College, New York, New York
Aug. 12 (TBD)                  USA Team Training     TBD
Aug. 13 (10-11:30 a.m.)   USA Team Training     New York Knicks Practice Facility

Note: Practice schedule is subject to change. All times listed are CT

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