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Andre Drummond invited to Team USA minicamp

Drummond made the 12-man team for FIBA World Cup in 2014.

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Andre Drummond will be part of USA Basketball's upcoming minicamp, a precursor to finalizing the squad for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Drummond was a member of the 2014 FIBA World Cup team that won gold, but played sparingly behind of Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Kenneth Faried.

It is expected that as many as 40 players could be invited to USA Basketball's three-day minicamp in Las Vegas in August, so it's no surprise to see Drummond make the cut. Whether he has a leg up on the competition in regards to making a final roster spot remains to be seen. The superstars are always more willing to suit up for the Olympic games, and based on playtime time during FIBA, you'd have to think that Drummond would be one of the first names on the chopping block.

The Free Press reports that once the minicamp wraps up, Drummond is expected to be back in Detroit to begin prepping for the upcoming basketball season.