This is great news for Ariza!

L.A. Times: Ariza accepted an invitation to play in a USA Basketball mini-camp next month in Las Vegas.

Ariza is one of 25 players who will take part in the July 22-25 mini-camp, the first of several steps toward determining the make-up of the U.S. team at the 2012 Olympics.

Ariza, who turns 24 next week, will be joined in Las Vegas by Kevin Durant, Brandon Roy, Danny Granger, Andre Iguodala, Derrick Rose, Rudy Gay, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin, among others.