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Sunday, July 21, 2013
George Hill, Taj Gibson to skip camp

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LAS VEGAS -- Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill has pulled out of this week's Team USA camp in Las Vegas due to a scheduling conflict.

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says he doesn't know the exact reason Hill canceled. He says he wants to find out what led to Hill's decision before he makes any determination on the gritty Pacers guard's future chances with the team.

Forward Taj Gibson of the Chicago Bulls also pulled out of the camp due to an ankle injury, Team USA announced.

Team USA is scheduled to kick off a four-day camp on Monday to start preparing for the 2014 World Cup in Madrid. The Americans have already qualified for the tournament, so a group of 28 younger players are coming in for a camp to get acquainted with coach Mike Krzyzewski and the staff.

Hill averaged 14.8 points and a career-high 4.9 assists for the Pacers last season. Gibson averaged 8.0 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Bulls.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.