The stage is now set for American trio Donovan Mitchell, Kyle Kuzma and Jayson Tatum to take their video games to new heights on the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China following an announcement on Thursday by USA Basketball about its squad.
The rising stars, together with Third-Group All-NBA guard Kemba Walker and not too long ago topped NBA champion Kyle Lowry, are headline names within the 17-man group.
|Harrison Barnes||Jaylen Brown||Andre Drummond||Montrezl Harrell|
|Kyle Kuzma||Brook Lopez||Kyle Lowry||Khris Middleton|
|Donovan Mitchell||Mason Plumlee||Julius Randle||Marcus Good|
|Jayson Tatum||PJ Tucker||Myles Turner||Kemba Walker|
America are trying to develop into the primary nation to win three consecutive FIBA Basketball World Cups. This yr’s squad will remind most of the workforce in 2010, in Turkey, that rolled to the title.
With not one of the gamers from the nation’s 2008 Gold Medal successful workforce, the USA rolled to the title with then 21-year-olds Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook utilizing the occasion as a launchpad for greatness.
Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum and Kyle Kuzma all took half within the Rising Stars Problem throughout 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, with Kuzma successful the MVP honors.
Boston Celtics teammates of Tatum and Walker, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Good, together with rising star Montrezl Harrell of the Los Angeles Clippers, 2014 World Cup winner Mason Plumlee of the Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks huge man Julius Randle and veteran ahead Thaddeus Younger of the Chicago Bulls have been added to the USA squad for the coaching camp that runs from August 5-9 in Las Vegas.
“Since USA Basketball started the men’s national team program in 2006, we have understood the necessity of fluidity within the program and the importance of having a deep national team roster that features both young and veteran standout NBA players,” mentioned USA Basketball Males’s Nationwide Group Managing Director Jerry Colangelo
“The six players we added today are all outstanding players in their own right, and along with the other players who will attend the World Cup Team training camp, will offer Coach (Gregg) Popovich and his staff some remarkable athleticism and versatility.”
Along with Plumlee, 4 different newcomers have USA Basketball expertise. Harell, Good and Randle all represented the nation of their title-winning workforce on the FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Brazil.
“WE HAVE A DEEP ROSTER OF MEN WHO HAVE PLAYED FOR USA BASKETBALL … SO THEY UNDERSTAND THE COMPETITIVENESS OF FIBA BASKETBALL AND HAVE RESPECT FOR THE OTHER NATIONAL TEAMS.”- Colangelo
Good and Harrell additionally helped the US win the title on the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2013 in Prague, the Czech Republic. All of these American groups went undefeated.
“USA Basketball is looking to select the best team possible for the FIBA World Cup as we attempt to win a third straight gold medal,” Colangelo mentioned. “Now we have a deep roster of males who’ve performed for USA Basketball and who’ve skilled taking part in in FIBA occasions, in order that they perceive the competitiveness of FIBA basketball and have respect for the opposite nationwide groups.
“We’re trying ahead to exposing the chosen gamers to FIBA World Cup competitors and the unbelievable expertise of representing their nation in one of many world’s premiere basketball’s competitions.”
The 12-man roster for the World Cup will likely be introduced on August 17. The People can have very robust warm-up video games, taking up a star-studded Australia twice in Melbourne. They may even go up in opposition to Canada in Sydney.
USA Basketball and Colangelo additionally on Thursday introduced a 13-man USA Basketball Choose Group that may even be on the coaching camp at UNLV’s Mendenhall Heart.
The Choose facet contains Jarrett Allen and Joe Harris (each Brooklyn Nets), John Collins and Trae Younger (each Atlanta Hawks), Marvin Bagley III (Sacramento), Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns), Jalen Brunson (Dallas Mavericks), Pat Connaughton (Milwaukee Bucks), De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings), Jonathan Issac (Orlando Magic), Mitchell Robinson (New York), Landry Shamet (Los Angeles Clippers/Wichita State) and Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs).
This yr’s World Cup can have for the primary time 32 groups and loads of hurdles to clear for any nation with aspirations of reaching the rostrum.
The USA will play within the first Spherical in Group E in opposition to Japan, the Czech Republic and Turkey. A top-two end would put them within the Second Spherical Group K in opposition to the highest two sides from a Group F that consists of Greece, Brazil, New Zealand and Montenegro. The highest two sides from Group K will clinch spots within the Quarter-Finals.