Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet has withdrawn from USA Basketball Select Team camp, according to a report Friday by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN reported that Shamet’s agent, George Langberg, confirmed the decision.
“He was appreciative of the opportunity and hopes to be part of USAB again in future,” Langberg told ESPN.
Instead, Shamet is turning his attention to prepping for the upcoming NBA season and what could be a deep playoff run for the Clippers, who are headlined by recent free agent addition Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, acquired in a trade with Oklahoma City.
In his first year in the league, Shamet averaged 9.1 points and 1.7 rebounds over 79 games with the Philadelphia 76ers (54 games) and Clippers (25 games).
Shamet is among a growing list of players who have chosen not to participate in the training camp, which begins Aug. 5 in Las Vegas ahead of the FIBA World Cup. Other players who have pulled out include Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris, Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, and Houston Rockets guards James Harden and Eric Gordon.
The FIBA World Cup runs Aug. 31-Sept. 15 in Shanghai, China.
The official 12-man roster is slated to be announced on Aug. 17. Team USA plays its first game on Sept. 1 against the Czech Republic.
—Field Level Media
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