Let's translate that: The king is dead. Team USA had already qualified for the Olympics and Serbia couldn't qualify and was just playing for pride. In the final round (the single-elimination tournament) the U.S. won all four of its games by 23 or more points. 1 world ranked team, was drawn into Group E and will play its first-round games in Shanghai. If you are having difficulty accessing any content on this website, please visit our Accessibility page. Barnes played for the U.S. in the 2016 Olympics as well as being apart of the Select Team in 2014. Jayson Tatum was already on the roster, and Kemba Walker had committed before he signed with the Celtics in free agency. Gregg Popovich's squad ranks just eighth among the 32 teams at the World Cup in points per game and a woeful 20th in field goal percentage. It's true the game had no material stakes. The Americans went 5-0 in group play and won every game by at least 21 points. A third-place finish at the 2004 Athens Olympics wasn't just viewed as a failure -- it forced USA Basketball to rethink everything. 2019 FIBA World Cup The 32-team FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 competition will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 15 in China. The official 2019 USA World Cup Team includes 2016 Olympic gold medalist Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics); Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets); Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks); Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz); 2014 World Cup gold medalist Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics); and Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs). Montevideo, Uruguay and Córdoba, Argentina • August 25-September 3, 2017 It had been 10 years since the United States last competed in its zone championship. The 2014 roster featured four players 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m) or larger, the most of any USA team since Mike Krzyzewskibegan coaching th… Trailing 29-27, the French went on an 18-8 run to build an eight-point lead before Mitchell ended the half with a left-handed running hook. Holdovers included 2012 Olympic gold medalists James Harden and Anthony Davis, in addition to Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, and Rudy Gay from the 2010 championship team. 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Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks: Lopez is one of the more interesting names as Team USA could certainly use a center who is coming off a season in which he shot over 36 percent from three. But the last meeting between the nations was only a 100-97 U.S. win at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics three years ago, and France returned three players -- Nando De Colo, Gobert and Batum -- who got minutes in that game. A four-point play from Nicolas Batum put France up 10 early in the third quarter, but a 23-10 USA run (with Mitchell scoring 12 of the 23 points) to end the third quarter put the Americans up 66-63. What is Gregg Popovich doing coaching Team USA. Several NBA stars have already passed on the opportunity to play for this year's squad, so the path to another gold medal could be difficult with strong challengers hoping to upset the red, white and blue. Team USA's 58-game win streak ended on Wednesday in a loss to France. On This Day In Olympic History. Mitchell improved his scoring, rebounding and assists numbers from his first season while maintaining or improving his shooting percentage from the previous season. News. After a first quarter in which both teams scored just 18 points on 19 possessions, France's offense came alive. The Kings' forward led all scorers with 28 points, while Nuggets center Nikola Jokic tallied nine points and seven assists. 'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); © 2020 USA Basketball. Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski’s USA Basketball career has spanned 38 years and included 12 gold medals. None of the U.S. players who played that afternoon in Rio are on this year's World Cup team. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics: Tatum is one of four Boston Celtics on the Team USA training camp roster and he is also one of the youngest players on the team. France topples Team USA in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals Loss is Team USA's first in 58 straight non-exhibition games. Team USA finishes 7th in the FIBA World Cup by defeating Poland 87-74, led by Donovan Mitchell's double-double with 16 points and 10 assists. As of July 28, Team USA has received the commitment of 17 players along with another 13 players committed to being a part of the Team USA Select team. The USA National Team handed the USA Select Team a 111-74 loss in an action filled contest at the University of Hawaii Stan Sheriff Center in front of 8,980 fans. Walker shot 2-for-9, committed four turnovers and didn't have a single assist. Team USA beats Poland to place 7th in World Cup (1:35) Team USA finishes 7th in the FIBA World Cup by defeating Poland 87-74, led by Donovan Mitchell's double-double with … Smart was named to the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Team USA dropped its second consecutive FIBA World Cup match on Thursday with an 94-89 loss to Serbia in the tournament's fifth-place game. Evan Fournier led France with 22 points and was 4 for 8 on 3-pointers. Had they pulled off the win over France, they likely didn't have the horsepower to win two more. She reflects back on her selection and what it meant to her. He wants to be a big star, and on an American team without many there's no doubt he smells opportunity. New NBA Coaching Hire: Is Billy Donavan the Spark the Bulls need? The United States basketball team didn’t meet expectations this summer at the FIBA World Cup but the hope is that they will have a team filled with superstars for the 2020 Summer Olympics. We’ve been competing since day one that we got to training camp. With time about to run out, he dribbled across mid-court and launched a game-winning 40-foot 3-pointer to lift the USA National Team to an 80-77 victory over Germany in front of a sold-out Kolnarena crowd numbering 18,000. With the international tournament fast approaching, here's a breakdown of Team USA's roster and its FIBA World Cup schedule. “Any loss hurts,” U.S. coach Gregg Popovich said. Rudy Gobert was a dominant force for France on both ends of the floor, scoring 21 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and blocking three shots, including two big rejections of Donovan Mitchell and Kemba Walker in the closing minutes. Tatum is only 21-years-old and has played for the U.S. U17 and U19 teams, both times winning gold.

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