The United States has announced its call-up to the FIBA ​​World Cup

The United States has announced the 12 players it will compete with in the FIBA ​​World Cup (August 25-September 10), with four All-Stars in attendance but none of the major NBA figures.

The mission of Team USA, which will be led on this occasion by Steve Kerr (Warriors), is to restore pride after the fiasco of the 2019 edition, in which it finished seventh.

For this World Cup, which will be held in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, the United States has chosen the strength of a new group of players, young and diverse, over individuals.

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The only four members to have played an All-Star (Star Game) are guard Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers), guard Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves), forward Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans) and power forward Garen Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies) Defensive Player of the Year last season .

“My coaching staff and I are delighted to have the opportunity to coach such talented and team-oriented players,” Kerr said in a statement.

“I’m confident this group will represent our country well, with effort, talent and commitment to winning all together. We look forward to competing for the gold medal,” said the four-ring winning coach with the Golden State Warriors.

Before traveling to the tournament, the United States will focus on August 3 in Las Vegas (Nevada), where it will play a friendly match against Puerto Rico on August 7.

Later, they will face Slovenia and Spain on August 12th and 13th in Malaga (Spain).

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At the World Cup, the United States is in Group C along with Greece, New Zealand and Jordan.

Players summoned

Guards: Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers), Jalen Bronson (New York Knicks)

Guards: Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves), Austin Reeves (Los Angeles Lakers), Cam Johnson (Brooklyn Nets)

Forwards: Michal Bridges (Nets), Josh Hart (Knicks), Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans)

Power Attackers: Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), Paolo Panchero (Orlando Magic)

Centers: Walker Kessler (Utah Jazz), Bobby Portis (Milwaukee Bucks)

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