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.
Fifteen Players to Participate in USA National Team World Cup Training Camp
USA Basketball Men’s National Team World Cup training roster numbers 15
following Julius Randle (New York Knicks) withdrawing from the training
camp due to a family matter. USA Basketball also announced that Denver
Nuggets forward Torrey Craig had
been added to the USA Select Team roster and that Landry Shamet (Los Angeles Clippers) has withdrawn from the Select Team.
15-member USA National Team training camp roster and the 14-member USA
Select Team will open training camp Aug. 5 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.
practices will be held Aug. 5-8 and will be capped by a USA Blue-USA
White exhibition game
is scheduled for Aug. 9 (7 p.m. PDT) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,
which will feature members of the World Cup training and USA Select
teams. For game ticket information visit usab.com/mnttickets
USA National Team members expected at the World Cup training camp include Bam Adebayo
(Miami Heat); Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Jaylen Brown(Boston Celtics); Kyle
Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers); Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks);
Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors); Khris
Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz); Mason
(Denver Nuggets), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Jayson
Tatum (Boston Celtics); P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers);
Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics); and Thaddeus Young (Chicago Bulls).
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
and Villanova University head coach Jay
14-man USA Basketball Select Team includes Jarrett Allen (Brooklyn Nets); Marvin Bagley III (Sacramento Kings); Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns); Jalen Brunson (Dallas Mavericks); John
Collins (Atlanta Hawks); Pat Connaughton (Milwaukee Bucks); Craig; De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings); Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets); Jonathan Isaac (Orlando Magic); Jaren Jackson
Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies); Mitchell Robinson (New York Knicks); Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs); and Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks).
NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy, who served as
head coach of the 2017-19 USA Basketball’s six World Cup Qualifying
Teams and the gold medalist 2017 USA AmeriCup Team, will serve as head
coach of the 2019 USA Basketball Select Team. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, who was head coach of the
2015 U.S. Pan American Games Team,will serve as the USA Select Team assistant coach.
the Las Vegas camp, selected team finalists will take a short break and
will reassemble in Los Angeles to train Aug. 13-15 and play an
exhibition contest versus FIBA’s No. 2 world ranked team, Spain, at the
Honda Center in Anaheim on Aug. 16.
official, 12-member roster for the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team will be announced on Aug. 17.
The American squad will continue its 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. Slated to conduct training Aug. 25, 27 and 28, the U.S. will close out its exhibition tour on Aug. 26 facing Canada at Qudos Bank Arena. For game ticket information visit usab.com/mnttickets.
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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.