Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Anthony Davis, James Harden highlight 20-man USA National Team roster
Featuring 20 NBA standout players, including six who are new additions to the 2019-20 USA Basketball
Men’s National Team roster, USA Basketball Chairman and National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo
today announced the athletes who will attend the Aug. 5-9
USA Basketball Men’s National Team training camp that will be used to
select the 2019 USA World Cup Team.
USA National Team members who are confirmed to participate in the 2019 Las Vegas training camp include: Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings);
Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Anthony
Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Eric Gordon (Houston
Rockets); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers); Damian
Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors); CJ
McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers);
Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets).
Added to the 2019-20 USA National Team roster and participating in the August USA National Team training camp are: Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers), Brook Lopez
(Milwaukee Bucks), Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets), Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) and P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets).
of the 20 players boast of prior USA Basketball experience, and the
group includes five players who are U.S. Olympic gold medalists and five
players have won FIBA World Cup gold. Barnes
(2016), Davis (2012), Harden (2012), Love (2012) and Lowry (2016) have
each captured Olympic gold, while Davis, Drummond and Harden were part
of the gold medalist 2014 USA World Cup Team and Gordon and Love were
members of the gold medalist 2010 USA World
pleased with the players who will be attending the 2019 USA Basketball
National Team Training Camp, and we feel we will be able to select a
strong team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup,” said
Colangelo. “The majority of these players possess prior USA Basketball
experience, and we know all of them are committed to representing their
country and doing so in the manner expected by USA Basketball.
past national team training camps, this group too possesses outstanding
individual talents, while also boasting of excellent versatility and
athleticism. We’ve been watching a lot of players
during the NBA season and the six players who we’ve added to the
National Team roster we feel are deserving of being part of our national
The 2018-20 USA Basketball National Team coaching staff features USA and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Serving as USA
assistant coaches are Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University head
coach Jay Wright.
excited about getting to training camp in August and working with all of
the players that have been selected to attend the USA National Team
training camp in Las Vegas,” said Popovich. “We’ve
got an excellent cross-section of veteran USA Basketball and NBA
players, as well as some exciting younger players who possess amazing
appreciative of commitment that our National Team players continue to
make, and the eagerness of the new players to become involved. Selecting
a 12-man team will be extremely difficult. But
I look forward to working with all of the players, representing the
United States and doing so in a manner that all Americans will hopefully
Since the formation of USA Basketball’s National Team program in 2006 by Colangelo, USA national teams have compiled a spectacular 88-1 overall record (FIBA competitions and exhibition games) and claimed top honors in six of seven FIBA or FIBA Americas competitions (through 2016 Olympics).
(Release: USA Basketball)
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.