Team USA have officially announced a team of 16 players that will be condensed to 12 ahead of the FIBA AmeriCup that commences in November this year.
As expected, there are no NBA players involved, which includes the head coach Gregg Popovich. ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy will take the reigns during the NBA season with Ty Ellis and Mo McHone serving as the team’s assistant coaches.
Via USA Basketball:
The training camp, which will be used to select the national team that will represent the United States at the FIBA AmeriCup 2017, will be held will be Aug. 17-24 at the University of Houston. The official, 12-member USA team is expected to be announced prior to the team’s Aug. 24 departure.
The USA AmeriCup Team, after also training Aug. 25-27 in Montevideo, Uruguay, will participate in the AmeriCup Group C preliminary round games Aug. 28-30 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy is serving as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup Team, while current NBA G League Northern Arizona Suns head mentor Ty Ellis and veteran international coach Mo McHone are assistant coaches.
“To represent your country in international competition is a great honor, and the players that have been invited to camp are motivated to continue the great history of success of USA Basketball,” said Van Gundy. “As a group, we must come together quickly and match the passion and intensity of the teams in Group C.”
The 16 players slated to take part in the USA training camp include: Billy Baron(Eskisehir Basket, Turkey); Rod Benson(Wonju Dongbu Promy, South Korea); Alec Brown (Windy City Bulls); Larry Drew II(Sioux Falls Skyforce); Reggie Hearn (Reno Bighorns); Darrun Hilliard (Detroit Pistons); Jonathan Holmes (Canton Charge); Ra’Shad James (Cedevita Zagreb, Croatia); Kendall Marshall (Reno Bighorns); Darius Morris (Rio Grande Valley Vipers); Xavier Munford (Greensboro Swarm); Marshall Plumlee (New York Knicks); Jameel Warney (Texas Legends); C.J. Williams (Texas Legends); Reggie Williams (Oklahoma City Blue); and Derek Willis (Grand Rapids Drive).