2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
Team USA departs for Australia with 13 finalists vying for roster spot
De'Aaron Fox withdraws, leaving just one more cut to be made
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team departs for Australia today to continue training with 13 players still in the mix for the final 12-man roster. Prior to departure, De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings) withdrew from consideration for the team.
The USA World Cup finalists roster currently includes 13 players — Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics); Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets); Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers); Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks); Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz); Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics); and Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs).
The 2018-20 USA Basketball National Team coaching staff includes USA and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and USA assistant coaches and Golden State Warriors head coachSteve Kerr, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright.
The American squad will continue World Cup preparations Aug. 19-24 in Melbourne, Australia, and play a pair of exhibition games versus Australia on Aug. 22 and Aug. 24 at Marvel Stadium. The USA will complete its pre-World Cup tour Aug. 25-28 in Sydney, Australia, including training Aug. 25, 27 and 28, and a final exhibition on Aug. 26 against Canada at Qudos Bank Arena. For game ticket information visit usab.com/mnttickets.