USA Basketball announce 20-man squad to face Australia
|Steve Chalmers||Jun 10, 2019|
The suspense for Australian basketball fans as to whom they may see grace our shores to form this years version of Team USA has been narrowed down to just 20 players.
USA Basketball recently announced a 20-man squad to attend their 2019 FIBA World Cup selection camp, where their final 11 will be chosen to represent the country in the FIBA Basketball World Cup which includes the exhibition games in Australia.
Led by 11 NBA All Stars, including seven current All Stars, the final team is set to thrill Australian fans right across the country when the team lines up against both the Australian Boomers in Melbourne on August 22 and 24 at Marvel Stadium, and the Canadian National Basketball Team on August 26 at Qudos Bank Arena.
The team boasts star power that has set the current NBA Playoffs alight, including James Harden, Damian Lillard and Kyle Lowry. Australian fans will continue to be in awe of their basketball heroes right across the floor, with fan favourites Anthony Davis and Kemba Walker also potentially set to light up courts down under.
This announcement follows the Australian Boomers recent 18-man squad being named with the Boomers searching for their first medal at a FIBA World Cup.
It also rules out the prospect that the expected 2019 number one draft pick Zion Williamson was to join the national squad for their attempt to add to its five FIBA World Cup gold medals.
The complete list for USA Basketball can be found below:
Full 20-man squad attending USA Basketball selection camp
Harrison Barnes - Sacramento Kings Bradley Beal - Washington Wizards Anthony Davis - New Orleans Pelicans Andre Drummond - Detroit Pistons Eric Gordon - Houston Rockets James Harden - Houston Rockets Tobias Harris - Philadelphia 76ers Kyle Kuzma - Los Angeles Lakers Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers Brook Lopez - Milwaukee Bucks Kevin Love - Cleveland Cavaliers Kyle Lowry - Toronto Raptors CJ McCollum - Portland Trail Blazers Khris Middleton - Milwaukee Bucks Paul Millsap - Denver Nuggets Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz Jayson Tatum - Boston Celtics PJ Tucker - Houston Rockets Myles Turner - Indiana Pacers Kemba Walker - Charlotte Hornets
Image Credit: Basketball Australia