Team USA also announced the members of the Select Team. This is a “national B team” that will participate in the training camp in Las Vegas, helping the selected players prepare for the World Cup. From this team will also be chosen the players who will take part in the World Cup if any of the 12 chosen so far forfeit.
The Select Team includes many young up-and-coming players from the NBA world and a few veterans with FIBA basketball experience. The star will be Cade Cunningham, in full rehabilitation after last season’s injury, as well as Chet Holmgren, ready to land in the NBA after an excellent Summer League and the entire last season spent in the infirmary. Presenting the runner-up in the Rookie of the Year award, Jalen Williams, along with Jalen Green, veteran of a season averaging over 22 points.
Quentin Grimes, Keegan Murray e Trey Murphy round out the patrol of players with potential yet to be fully expressed. Payton Pritchard, Herb Jones e Naz Reid Will have to bring defensive intensity. Langston Galloway will try to impress scouts to leave the G-League and return to the NBA. He will also try Eric Mika who will put his experience in Europe (which began in Pesaro in 2017) at the service of the cause, as will John Jenkins, the veteran of the group, also on the Ignites last year and ready for his adventure in Spain with Girona. Leading the roster Jamahl Mosley, coach of the Orlando Magic.
Cade Cunningham (Detroit Pistons)
Jalen Duren (Detroit Pistons)
Langston Galloway (Free Agent)
Jalen Green (Houston Rockets)
Quentin Grimes (New York Knicks)
Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City Thunder)
John Jenkins (Girona, Spain)
Herb Jones (New Orleans Pelicans)
Eric Mika (G League Ignite)
Trey Murphy (New Orleans Pelicans)
Keegan Murray (Sacramento Kings)
Payton Pritchard (Boston Celtics)
Naz Reid (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Jalen Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Jamahl Mosley (Orlando Magic)
Jim Boylen (Indiana Pacers)
Matt Painter (Purdue University)