Team USA to launch training camp with 15 players

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Giannis Askounis

04/Aug/19 08:40

Many NBA players withdrew, but Team USA named 15 in the final preliminary squad for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

By John Askounis/

Julius Randle was the last player summoned by Team USA that decided to skip the training camp and the 2019 FIBA World Cup altogether. Many fellow NBA players previously took their name out of contention for Team USA’s final World Cup roster.

Despite the issues, Team USA announced a 15-man preliminary squad and 14-man Select Team that will open the training camp on August 5th at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.

Team USA preliminary squad:

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 Plumlee (Denver Nuggets)
Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)
Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets)
Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)
Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics)
Thaddeus Young (Chicago Bulls)

Team USA Select Team:

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)
Torrey Craig (Denver Nuggets)
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)
Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks)

The players above will be featured on August 9th at T-Mobile Arena at Las Vegas in a USA Blue versus USA White exhibition game. Following the Las Vegas Camp, the finalists for the World Cup roster will reassemble in Los Angeles between August 13th and 15th and square off against Spain in a friendly match at Anaheim’s Honda Center on August 16th.

On August 17th, the 12 members of the final squad will be named and Team USA will extend preparations at Melbourne, Australia from August 19th to August 24th facing Australia twice. The last step prior to the World Cup will be made in Sydney, Australia between August 25th and August 28th, which will include a tuneup game versus Canada.

Photo Credit: FIBA