Team USA announced an updated 17-man roster for the FIBA World Cup in China. With majority of the big names declining national invites USA Basketball turned eyes to the up and coming players.
Arguably the biggest names on the 17-man list are NBA champ Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors and Kemba Walker who has recently joined the Boston Celtics.
Meanwhile, young days Donovan Mitchell, Kyle Kuzma and Jayson Tatum are looking to step up and take an important role for Team USA.
USA’s 17-man list for FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
|Harrison Barnes||Jaylen Brown||Andre Drummond||Montrezl Harrell|
|Kyle Kuzma||Brook Lopez||Kyle Lowry||Khris Middleton|
|Donovan Mitchell||Mason Plumlee||Julius Randle||Marcus Smart|
|Jayson Tatum||PJ Tucker||Myles Turner||Kemba Walker|
“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,” said USA Basketball Men’s National Team 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.”