INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger has been invited to participate in a USA Basketball training camp this summer, a step toward possibly playing in the 2012 Olympics.

Granger, who is in Italy, said Thursday he hasn’t officially accepted the invitation, but he likely will.

USA Basketball spokesman Craig Miller says between 20 and 24 players will participate in the camp, which is expected to take place in late July in Las Vegas. Miller wouldn’t confirm any of the others who have been invited.

Miller says the camp is for players who haven’t played for the senior national team in the past. He says it’s the first step in rebuilding the program in preparation for the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.

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