Sixers Jrue Holiday Invited to USA Basketball’s Mini-Camp
Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday was announced by USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo as one of 27 players confirmed to attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp which will be held July 22-25 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center inLas Vegas, Nev.
“The group of players we have assembled for the mini-camp are extremely talented and very versatile,” said Colangelo. “This is an important opportunity for each one of them because we will be evaluating which players will continue to be involved in future USA National Team training camps and teams.”
Holiday, who turned 23-years-old today, was a member of the 2012 USA Basketball Select Team that helped prepare the U.S. Olympic Team last summer. He also competed for the USA Basketball Junior National Select Team as a high school senior in the annual Nike Hoop Summit in 2008.
This past season, Holiday averaged career-highs of 17.7 points, 8.0 assists and 4.2 rebounds and was named to his first All-Star Game, becoming the youngest player in franchise history to achieve that honor. He was the only player in the league to average at least 17.0 points and 8.0 assists in 2012-13 and just the second player in franchise history to hit those averages in a single season (Wilt Chamberlain in 1967-68).