World Cup Journey Begins


U.S. Men’s Basketball Begins FIBA World Cup Preparations

International basketball is on the horizon and with a big summer ahead, the USA men’s basketball team are beginning training camp for the FIBA World Cup in China. Head coach Gregg Popovich has called up a long list of players for the initial training camp, with some interesting names included.

Headlining the group are Anthony Davis, James Harden, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Bradley Beal. Other players include Kevin Love, Kemba Walker, Eric Gordon, Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, Brook Lopez, Kyle Kuzma, PJ Tucker, Andre Drummond, LaMarcus Aldridge, Harrison Barnes, and Khris Middleton.

But perhaps the most interesting name, and the only non-NBA player on the list is Zion Williamson. Team USA will bring 18 already established NBA players along with a 10-man select squad to Vegas for training camp, which Williamson will be a part of.

“We want to indoctrinate him in terms of USA Basketball,” said Team USA Basketball chairman, Jerry Colangelo. “We want to give him a platform to see how he can compete with some of the vets that are going to be there.”

The team will hold their official training camp in Las Vegas from Aug.5-8 before heading off to China for the FIBA World Cup from Aug. 21-Sept. 15.

Ultimately the final roster will consist of 15 players. From now until mid August, Gregg Popovich and his coaching stuff will have make their final cuts. At this point it seems as though high-profile players such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leoanrd and Steph Curry, will not be participating this summer.


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