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    Default DeRozan officially invited to Team USA national training camp/Year 3 highlight mix



    His been invited to Team USA training camp BTW

    Toronto Raptors @DeMar_DeRozan has been officially invited to the @usabasketball national team training camp. ( cc @Raptors ) #RTZ

    https://twitter.com/#!/Mat_MacDonald
    Last edited by Chr1s1anL; Mon May 7th, 2012 at 07:25 PM.
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    Default DeRozan officially invited to Team USA national training camp

    Mat MacDonald ‏ @Mat_MacDonald

    Toronto Raptors @DeMar_DeRozan has been officially invited to the @usabasketball national team training camp. ( cc @Raptors ) #RTZ
    That is big news.

    Also retweeted by the man himself.


    Congrats, DeMar!


    *Chr1st1anL beat me to it. This thread will be merged with Everything DeChosan in a day or two. Good news deserves its own thread.*
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Mon May 7th, 2012 at 07:29 PM.

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    Wow really didn't see this happening. Good stuff.
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    Default Demar Derozan Mixtape by GameEntertainment

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHggB5drFlo

    Don't know how to embed, but this video brought tears(literally) knowing we drafted this guy, when you watch this mix tape only, you would think he was a top 10 player, I know he doesn't do those moves often, or successfully, but watching this mix tape makes me realize that although his handle is shaky, he is still an excellent slasher, and his post game is picturesque for a SG, he is already pretty strong, but once he gets stronger and better positioning he could be a scary option, superstar or not, we have a really good player on our hands, hopefully he makes a huge jump in his development, Toronto deserves a guy like this.

    Also props to GameEntertainment, excellent mix and makes me jealous of his video editing.

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    Wow big news

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    Man, what a baller! Huuuuuuuuuuge news

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    What a way to start the summer! Practicing with best players in the world. This exactly what DD needs to push him to the next level. I've always felt that DD has always had a lack of confidence at times. If he goes into this and does well. Even if he doesn't make the team or if he makes it and doesn't play a minute. He'll gain much needed experience and confidence. He'll know that he can play with theses guys and won't hesitate.
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    kobe will teach him them dribbles

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    Great news, hopefully he takes his practices with the USA team competitively(try hard) and work harder when he sees he needs to improve to make the 2016 or 2020 Olympics.

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    He has the chance to play for his nation this Summer, even though it'll be hard with Wade and Bryant at those positions, if he plays and works hard, he can earn it....

    Notice how many of the players who have participated in Olympic games/camps etc. have become very, very good NBA players...

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    Thank you Jerry Colangelo!

    But seriously, this is great new for DeMar/Raptors.

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    BC definitely pulled some strings, but it'll be really good for Demar to go up against some of the best and see how they train/practice.

    I know its just the practice squad and he hasn't made the team or anything but i expect there will be some backlash over this when a better player doesn't get to go.
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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    BC definitely pulled some strings, but it'll be really good for Demar to go up against some of the best and see how they train/practice.

    I know its just the practice squad and he hasn't made the team or anything but i expect there will be some backlash over this when a better player doesn't get to go.
    I can't help but think this as well. I hope he comes back from camp with a new focus and skills on the defensive end... like Bosh did when he came back from his role on the USA team as a great defensive presence.
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    Yes DeMar. Maybe the camp will result in DeMar aspiring to be the best at his position. It should only help his growth.

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    I don't really understand why DeRozan has been invited to team USA, unless they are planning to make some films/documentaries for how to not play. Or perhaps it's a way to sabotage the Raptors -- give DeRozan confidence in his current game, make him believe if he's good enough to play for his country, then he must be good enough period!

    No reason to get better now DeMar.. you significantly regressed this year but no worries, you're on Team USA!
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    http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/2...tors_olympics/


    USA basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told Bob McCown on Sportsnet 590 The Fan that DeRozan has been added to the men's select team that will train against the national team prior to the 2012 Olympics.



    Seems that he has been selected not to try out for Team USA but instead to play against them. Although this should still be a pretty good learning curve for him.
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    Quote Jon_Wade wrote: View Post
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    Seems that he has been selected not to try out for Team USA but instead to play against them. Although this should still be a pretty good learning curve for him.
    Got it. He's on the Washington Generals.

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    this makes alot more sense. Still, should be a better offseason experience than last years pickup games

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    For some perspective, Kapono was also once chosen to play against the USA National team.

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