USA Basketball Announces National Team Pool For 2018-20

In multiple recent qualifying tournaments for the 2019 World Cup, USA Basketball has been represented by a collection of NBA G League players led by head coach Jeff Van Gundy. However, for the basketball’s biggest international events, including that ’19 World Cup and the 2020 Olympics, Team USA will once again be represented by some of the NBA’s biggest stars.

Today, USA Basketball announced the 35-man player pool that it will draw from when it puts together its National Team rosters for the major international events between 2018 and 2020. Led by head coach Gregg Popovich, the following players – listed alphabetically – are part of Team USA’s player pool for the next three years:

  1. Harrison Barnes, F (Mavericks)
  2. Bradley Beal, G (Wizards)
  3. Devin Booker, G (Suns)
  4. Jimmy Butler, F (Timberwolves)
  5. Mike Conley, G (Grizzlies)
  6. DeMarcus Cousins, C (Pelicans)
  7. Stephen Curry, G (Warriors)
  8. Anthony Davis, F/C (Pelicans)
  9. DeMar DeRozan, G (Raptors)
  10. Andre Drummond, C (Pistons)
  11. Kevin Durant, F (Warriors)
  12. Paul George, F (Thunder)
  13. Eric Gordon, G (Rockets)
  14. Draymond Green, F/C (Warriors)
  15. Blake Griffin, F (Pistons)
  16. James Harden, G (Rockets)
  17. Tobias Harris, F (Clippers)
  18. Gordon Hayward, F (Celtics)
  19. Kyrie Irving, G (Celtics)
  20. LeBron James, F (Cavaliers)
  21. DeAndre Jordan, C (Clippers)
  22. Kawhi Leonard, F (Spurs)
  23. Damian Lillard, G (Trail Blazers)
  24. Kevin Love, F (Cavaliers)
  25. Kyle Lowry, G (Raptors)
  26. C.J. McCollum, G (Trail Blazers)
  27. Khris Middleton, G (Bucks)
  28. Victor Oladipo, G (Pacers)
  29. Chris Paul, G (Rockets)
  30. Isaiah Thomas, G (Lakers)
  31. Klay Thompson, G (Warriors)
  32. Myles Turner, C (Pacers)
  33. Kemba Walker, G (Hornets)
  34. John Wall, G (Wizards)
  35. Russell Westbrook, G (Thunder)
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14 thoughts on “USA Basketball Announces National Team Pool For 2018-20

  1. Steven St Croix

    It would be fantastic is Harden, LeBron, Curry, Durant, and others all played.

  2. concretecharlie

    No Embiid, no Simmons. In 3 years both top 10 players if not higher.

  3. mattingly23

    I was under the impression that both Embiid and Simmons are from other countries, which is why they would not make the list

  4. xabial

    Cool list. Thanks for putting it together, Luke!

    USA basketball advertising for international competitions are a JOKE.

    WE ARE #1 IN THE WORLD (even if rest of world catching up) but always miss everytime FIBA basketball’s on.

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