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Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green headline USA’s 14-man men’s basketball team

Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green headline USA's 14-man men's basketball team



Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in 2021, will join the USA men’s basketball team.

Fourteen athletes have been named to the 2023 USA Men’s Basketball National Team, which will train with the USA Men’s National Basketball Team as it prepares for the 2023 FIBA ​​Men’s World Cup.

The USA Elite team features 11 current NBA players, along with three veteran players with NBA, NBA G League, international and US basketball experience. Members of the US National Team will train daily with the US Men’s National Team on the 3rd-6th. August in Las Vegas.

A roster of 11 current @NBA athletes, along with three NBA, @nbagleague and USA Basketball veterans, has been named to the 2023 USA National Team.

The national team will train with the 🇺🇸 #USABMNT on the 3rd-6th. August in Las Vegas.

— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 24, 2023

The nominees for the 2023 USA Basketball National Team are Cade Cunningham (Detroit Pistons), Jalen Duren (Detroit Pistons), Langston Galloway (Free Agent), Jalen Green (Houston Rockets), Quentin Grimes (New York Knicks), Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City Thunder), John Jenkins (G League Ignite G Orleans), Eric M. (New Orleans Pelicans), Keegan Murray (Sacramento Kings), Payton Pritchard (Boston Celtics), Naz Reid (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Jalen Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder).

“We are confident that the USA National Team will do an excellent job preparing the men’s national team for the 2023 FIBA ​​Men’s World Cup,” said Grant Hill, executive director of the men’s national basketball team. “We have a good mix of young NBA players and those who helped us reach the World Cup, all of whom will play a big role in our success in Manila as we continue to develop the national team line-up for years to come.”

Ten members of the 2023 USA National Team have previous USA Basketball experience in senior or junior tournaments and junior minicamps. Galloway, Jenkins and Mika helped the USA qualify for the World Cup by participating in multiple World Cup qualifiers. Galloway played in five of the six windows, while Jenkins and Mika each played in two. Cunningham, Duren, Grimes, Holmgren and Pritchard have all won medals as members of the USA Basketball Junior National Teams at various FIBA ​​and Americas World Championships.

Jenkins and Reid were both members of the 2021 USA National Team that trained with the men’s national team for the 2020 Olympics.

Jones, Murphy, Murray and Williams will participate with USA Basketball for the first time in Las Vegas.

The roster includes 10 former first-round NBA draft picks and six players who were first- or second-team NBA draft picks.

Orlando Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley will serve as the head coach of the 2023 USA Elite team, joining assistants Jim Boylen (Indiana Pacers) and Matt Painter (Purdue University). Mosley served as an assistant coach for the 2021 USA National Team and Boylen served as head coach for the 2021-23 Men’s World Cup Qualifiers, which went 9-3 through six competitive windows from 2021-23.

“It’s an honor to be selected to lead the US men’s elite team and I’m truly grateful,” said Mosley. “Having served as an assistant with the 2021 Elite Team, I am fully aware of the importance of our team to USA Basketball’s success this summer at the World Cup.”

Since the development of the USA Basketball National Team in 2006, USA Basketball has selected and used seven (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2021) USA Select Teams to help the US National Teams prepare for major international competitions.

Six members of the 2023 USA Basketball National Team have been on previous selected teams, including Mikal Bridges (2019), Jalen Brunson (2019), Anthony Edwards (2021), Tyrese Haliburton (2021), Brandon Ingram (2016) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (2019).

A total of 29 select team members have joined the US National Team that has competed in the Olympics or the FIBA ​​World Championship. Including the above as well as Harrison Barnes (2016, 2019), Shane Battier (2006), Devin Booker (2020), Demarcus Cousins ​​(2014, 2016), DeMar DeRozan (2014, 2016), Kevin Durant (2010, 2016), Paul (2016, 2016, 2016) 0ami, 20ami) 20). 2010, 2014), Marcus Smart (2019), Klay Thompson (2014, 2016), Myles Turner (2019), Kemba Walker (2019), Russell Westbrook (2010, 2012) and Derrick White (2019).