[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] -- Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. was selected Friday to practice with the U.S. national team during its training camp in Las Vegas that begins July 28.

Hardaway has been outstanding for the Knicks in the Vegas summer league and his inclusion on the select team is the first step toward being invited to the national team pool.

The U.S., which will play two exhibition game at Madison Square Garden next month, will be headed to the FIBA World Cup in Spain in late August.

Hardaway averaged 10.2 points as a rookie last season.