It wasn’t the “Dream Team” who knew how to bring Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan together, but they had a hierarchy. The United States has revealed the line-up with which it will face the second qualifying round for the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.
The coach of the United States of America, Jim Boylin, announced Thursday the list with which they will face Uruguay in Las Vegas and in which they will visit Colombia on August 29, at Elias Chiguin Stadium in Barranquilla.
In total, there are 12 athletes who will represent one of the candidates not only to qualify for the world championship, but also to win it. The athletes named are Tyler Kavanaugh, Malik Ellison, Michael Fraser II, Langston Galloway, Dewan Hernandez, Daquan Jeffries, John Jenkins III, Mac McClung, Eric Mica, David Stockton, Robert Woodard and McKinley Wright.
Of those, Fraser, Galloway, Jeffreys, Jenkins, Mika and Stockton came out of the last window in July, with the US team notching two wins and a zero loss against Puerto Rico and Cuba, both playing in visitor status.
Although many players are not very well known, the truth is that almost all of them have had several seasons in the NBA in their career, so the experience they have is a lot in the best basketball in the world.
His longest-lived player is Langston Galloway, a 30-year-old guard who has played for the New York Knicks, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, for these last two teams. He played in the previous season of the NBA.
Another who also has several games in the world’s best basketball is 31-year-old goalkeeper John Jenkins III, who has played for the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards and New York Knicks.
This team will also bring with it the son of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton – two gold medalists – David Stockton, who has spent minutes at the Sacramento Kings and the Utah Jazz.
The US will come with players who currently play in the NBA, such as Robert Woodard and McKinley Wright, with the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves, respectively, both on double-contract (which means they alternate between the NBA and the J-League).
Another player to consider is young McClung, who currently has a one-year, unsecured contract with the current NBA champions, the Warriors, which comes from being one of the characters in the previous edition of the Summer League. . In addition, he has already played for the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.
The match between Colombia and the United States will be held next Monday, August 29, at the Elias Chiguin Stadium in the city of Barranquilla, a duel in which the national team seeks to achieve an achievement, thus defeating one of the best teams in the world.