USA Basketball 12-man roster revealed for August World Cup
Ricky Gray | August 16, 2022
The qualifying matches will kick off on August 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For the second round of World Cup qualifying, USA Basketball has named its 12-man roster. Jim Boylen will return as coach, assisted again by Ty Ellis and Othella Harrington.
Returning players are Michael Frazier II, Langston Galloway, David Stockton, DaQuan Jeffries, John Jenkins, and Eric Mika, who were with the team in July.
The other six players for games on August 25 in Las Vegas against Uruguay and at Colombia on August 29 are Tyler Cavanaugh, Malik Ellison, Dewan Hernandez, Mac McClung, Robert Woodard II and McKinley Wright IV
In the opening round of qualifying from the FIBA Americas Region, the US team went 5-1, becoming one of 12 teams that made it to the next round.
Of the countries that advanced, seven will make next year's World Cup, which takes place in the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan.
The World Cup is the primary qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
There are three two-game windows in the second round of qualifying for the Americas Region, they are August 25 and 29, November 11 and 14, and lastly February 23 and 26.
There is only one team that finished the first round of qualifying unbeaten from the Americas Region, which is Canada.
In Canada's group for the second round is Venezuela (5-1), Argentina (5-1), the Dominican Republic (4-2), Panama (2-4) and the Bahamas (2-4).
The US is in the second-round group with Brazil (5-1), Uruguay (4-2), Mexico (4-2), Puerto Rico (3-3) and Colombia (2-4).
Only the top three teams will advance to the World Cup from the entire Americas Region along with the best overall fourth-place team.