Team USA Announces 17 Finalists For World Cup Roster

After cutting both Bam Adebayo and Thaddeus Young following Friday’s scrimmage, Team USA has announced 17 finalists for the FIBA World Cup Roster.

The finalists are: Harrison Barnes, Marvin Bagley IIIJaylen Brown, De’Aaron Fox, Joe HarrisKyle Kuzma, Brook LopezKyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Donovan Mitchell, Mason Plumlee, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, P.J. TuckerMyles Turner, Kemba Walker, and Derrick White.

As we relayed on Thursday, USA head coach Gregg Popovich plans to take 15 players to Australia later this month for an exhibition in lieu of immediately cutting down the roster to the tournament requirement of 12. FIBA regulations state that teams can only carry 12 players for the World Cup itself, though the remaining players can attend with the coaching staff and not suit up.

The current plan is for Team USA to reconvene in Los Angeles this coming week and begin to finalize the roster before the team leaves for China.

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2 thoughts on “Team USA Announces 17 Finalists For World Cup Roster

  1. slapnuts

    Who’s the final 12?

    Walker
    Fox
    Smart
    Michell
    Middleton
    Brown
    Barnes
    Tatum
    Bagley
    Turner
    Kuzma
    Harris

  2. jeremy

    I would cut Tucker and plumlee the last 3 would be hard to cut. So much good young talent

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