Former UNC standout Harrison Barnes–who has his number 40 honored in the Smith Center rafters–was invited Monday to participate in the upcoming 2019 USA Men’s Basketball training camp in Las Vegas–which will be held from August 5-9.
After spending two seasons in Chapel Hill before turning pro, Barnes has averaged 13.6 points (.446 FG%, .374 3pt%, .795 FT%), 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.7 steals per game in 540 appearances with three teams in the NBA.
Originally drafted in the first round by the Golden State Warriors–a team he helped win the 2015 NBA championship–Barnes has since spent time with the Dallas Mavericks and the Sacramento Kings.
The Iowa native was also a part of the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, which took home the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro.
Playing alongside Barnes at the U.S. Training Camp is a group that includes: Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers), Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks), Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets), Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics), P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets), Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers), and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets).
The head coach of the team is Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs, while the assistants are Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors), Lloyd Pierce (Atlanta Hawks) and Jay Wright (Villanova).
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