Chet Holmgren and Jalen Williams of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons, Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets and Keegan Murray of the Sacramento Kings are among the group of rising American stars that will join Team USA for training camp in Las Vegas next month, league sources told The Athletic.
Team USA’s FIBA World Cup national team, with players like Anthony Edwards, Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr., Brandon Ingram and Jalen Brunson, begins training camp for the 2023 FIBA World Cup on Aug. 3 on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Holmgren, Williams and Green will be part of the U.S. Select Team, and as a part of that, they will not only practice against the American 12 picked to represent the U.S. at the World Cup but are eligible to travel with the team to the Philippines and serve as replacements if anyone is injured before the start of the Cup.
Team USA has not formally announced its Select Team, which will include as many as 12 players.
Holmgren, the No. 2 pick of the 2022 draft, has yet to play in an NBA game because of a serious foot injury suffered last summer. Green was the Rockets’ leading scorer last year with 22.1 points per game, and Williams was a Rookie of the Year candidate with averages of 14.1 points and 35.6 percent shooting from 3-point range. Murray, the fourth pick of the 2022 draft, averaged 12.2 points for the Kings last season. Cunningham was the No. 1 pick of the 2021 draft and averaged 19.9 points last season.
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