USA Basketball named 14 gamers to its Choose Group on Monday, which can function the opponent for Group USA throughout its upcoming coaching camp for the FIBA World Cup plus a proving floor for future nationwide group slots.
The Choose Group is stacked with current high draft picks who’re seen as the subsequent era for Group USA and shall be coached by Orlando Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley from Aug. 3-6 in Las Vegas.
Oklahoma Metropolis No. 2 draft choose from 2022 Chet Holmgrenwho missed all of final season however returned for some summer season league video games this yr, will play alongside teammate Jalen Williamswho completed second in Rookie of the Yr voting. Additionally from the 2022 draft class is Keegan Murray of the Sacramento Kings and Jalen Duren of the Pistons.
Third yr gamers Trey Murphy and Herb Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans, Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets and Quentin Grimes of the New York Knicks will participate within the camp. Fourth yr veterans Payton Pritchard of the Boston Celtics and large man Naz Reid of the The Minnesota Timberwolves may also play. Any of this group can be sturdy candidates to be promoted to the primary group if wanted, which has occurred routinely previously.
As is customary, gamers who helped Group USA qualify for the World Cup throughout six qualifying home windows during the last two years have been invited to apply, which shall be attended by quite a few NBA scouts. They’re NBA veterans Langston Galloway and John Jenkins together with former G League Ignite participant Eric Mika.
Indiana Pacers assistant coach Jim Boylen, who coached Group USA within the qualifying home windows, will function an assistant as will Purdue head coach Matt Painter.
Group USA will play 5 exhibition video games in Las Vegas, Malaga, Spain and Abu Dhabi earlier than opening World Cup play Aug. 26 vs. New Zealand (8:40 a.m. ET, ESPN2) in Manila, Philippines.
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