Fresh from returning from Africa, where Kenneth Faried participated in the NBA Africa Game, the Denver Nuggets big man can add another trip to his busy summer itinerary.

Faried, along with 34 other NBA players, will be at the USA Basketball minicamp next week in Las Vegas to be held August 11-13.

The roster includes all 12 members of the gold medalist 2014 FIBA World Cup Team and nine Olympic gold medalists, including eight members of the 2012 London Olympic team. Faried was a member of the 2014 World Cup team.

Jerry Colangelo, the managing director of the USA Men’s National Team since 2005 said, “With this being a summer where we do not have an official competition that we need to prepare for, this year’s minicamp is an opportunity to continue and expand the brotherhood and camaraderie that has been built. It will be a celebration of all that we’ve accomplished with USA Basketball since the National Team program was formed in 2006 while also looking ahead to 2016. The minicamp is going to be low key with light workouts, no contact, and the USA Basketball Showcase on Aug. 13 will be a fun all-star type game.”

This is terrific news for the Manimal as he continues to grow as a player, these experiences are invaluable for him. The camp also gives him a chance to impress again as Colangelo considers a roster for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Faried and the rest of his Nugget teammates will be back in Denver for training camp in late September.

Sammy Mugharbil, a Mile High Sports intern and MSU-Denver student contributed to this report