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Derrick Rose targets Team USA spot

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Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose would love the opportunity to play for Team USA at the FIBA World Cup next year, according to CBS Sports.

The superstar guard missed the whole of last season after ACL surgery, and is pencilled in to return for the start of the new NBA campaign in October.

And the former-University of Memphis point guard admits it would be an honour to play for his country next summer - if picked.

"I mean, if they pick me, yeah," said Rose when asked if he'd like to play for Team USA. "If they select me on the team, it will be an honour."

Rose would face stiff competition for a spot on the team though, even assuming he gets back to his best next term.

The likes of Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams, Rajon Rondo, Kyrie Irving, Jrue Holiday and Damian Lillard will all be competing for a place on Mike Krzyzewski's team next summer.

But Rose, who won the 2011 NBA MVP award - the youngest player ever to win the top individual prize, would jump to the front of the queue should he return to his best form.

And he revealed he's been busy working on his jump shot over the summer, as he looks to take to the court better than ever.

"As far as shooting, I think that's the only thing I need to work on," he told ABS-CBNNews.com as reported by CBS Sports.

"The only thing I've been working on is shooting longer shots, because I think if people have to come out and stick with me a little bit further, it opens up the court a little bit more, and give me enough room to create and get my guys open.

"I think I want to be more efficient when I go out there and play."

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