At the same time that 24 European nations will be competing in this year’s long-awaited EuroBasket tournament, Team USA will be going for gold in the 2022 AmeriCup, another event that hasn’t taken place in five years. The U.S. team won the 2017 AmeriCup and was preparing to defend its title in 2021 before the event was pushed back a year due to the delay of the Tokyo Olympics.
With the 2022 AmeriCup around the corner, Team USA has announced the 15 players who will take part in training camp from August 23-27 in Las Vegas before the squad chooses a 12-man roster for the September event. Those 15 players are as follows:
- Norris Cole, G
- Orlando Johnson, G
- Frank Mason III, G
- Jodie Meeks, G
- Jeremy Pargo, G
- Elijah Pemberton, G
- Kendall Smith, G
- Craig Sword, G
- Patrick McCaw, G/F
- Zylan Cheatham, F
- Gary Clark, F
- Anthony Lamb, F
- Will Davis II, F/C
- Derek Culver, C
- Stephen Zimmerman, C
While not every player on Team USA’s training camp roster has NBA experience, many do, including Meeks (539 regular season games), Cole (360), McCaw (199), Clark (170), Johnson (103), Mason (103), and Pargo (86). Sword, Cheatham, Lamb, and Zimmerman have also made brief NBA appearances.
The U.S. team will be coached by Jazz assistant Alex Jensen.
The AmeriCup, also known as the Americas Basketball Championship, used to be part of the qualifying process for the Olympics and the FIBA World Cup, but now it’s a stand-alone event.
This year’s tournament will take place from September 2-11 in Recife, Brazil. Sixteen teams have been divided into four groups of four teams apiece. After each team plays three round robin games within its group, the top two teams in each group – along with the two best third-place teams – will move onto the quarterfinals.
Team USA will be seeking its eighth overall AmeriCup gold medal and its first back-to-back golds since winning the event in 1997 and 1999.
4 thoughts on “Team USA Announces Camp Roster For AmeriCup”
idc that its not a qualifier event. us needs to send people that’ll obliterate the competition and make repeat statements that second place will always be the first loser in basketball.
not getting NBA players who will be in preseason for the tourney
If that’s the Roster I think Northwestern could give them a game.
There must be another Northwestern besides the one outside Chicago