Derrick White is making an impression at USA Basketball training camp in Las Vegas.
The Parker native and former CU Buffs star was named one of 17 finalists for the Team USA FIBA World Cup team Saturday after a week of practices and one exhibition game.
The 6-foot-4 guard was named to the USA Basketball Select Team earlier this summer, and has turned some heads at training camp during the past week.
On Friday night, White put up 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the Blue-White exhibition game to help clinch his spot as one of four Select Team players invited to join the national team roster.
Nuggets center Mason Plumlee, who previously played with the 2014 World Cup gold medal-winning team, also is part of the 17-man roster that will soon head to Australia for a trio of exhibition games Aug. 22, 24 and 26.
The roster must be pared down to 12 prior to the World Cup in China Aug. 31 to Sept. 15.
“We’re bringing a couple of young players from the Select Team so we’re going to be patient with the rest of the squad because we have plenty of time, we have two weeks to decide who will be the final 12,” said Jerry Colangelo, USA Men’s National Team managing director, in a news release.
“There’s some things we like about every one of the players but how do we come to 12? We don’t have to make the decision now and we want to give everyone a real shot.”
Among the other players on the roster: Harrison Barnes (Kings), Marvin Bagley III (Kings), Jaylen Brown (Celtics), De’Aaron Fox (Kings), Joe Harris (Nets); Kyle Kuzma (Lakers); Brook Lopez (Bucks); Kyle Lowry (Raptors), Khris Middleton (Bucks); Donovan Mitchell (Jazz), Marcus Smart (Celtics), Jayson Tatum (Celtics), P.J. Tucker (Rockets), Myles Turner (Pacers) and Kemba Walker (Celtics).