Credit: AFP – Scanpix
Credit AFP – Scanpix

USA Basketball announced its 12-man roster for the November 2021 USA World Cup Qualifying Team, featuring 11 athletes possessing NBA regular-season experience.

The USA selection includes Jordan Bell (Golden State Warriors), Brian Bowen II (Iowa Wolves), Josh Gray (Long Island Nets), Shaq Harrison (Delaware Blue Coats), DaQuan Jeffries (College Park Skyhawks), BJ Johnson (Lakeland Magic), Orlando Johnson (free agent), Luke Kornet (Maine Celtics), Frank Mason III (South Bay Lakers), Chasson Randle (free agent), Zavier Simpson (Oklahoma City Blue) and Emanuel Terry (Stockton Kings).

All 12 USA athletes own prior G League experience. Jordan Bell has played the most games in the NBA, having 160 duels with Golden State, Minnesota, Memphis, and Washington in his resume.

Additionally, Bell as a member of the Golden State Warriors was part of the 2018 NBA Championship Team.

Former NBA head coach Jim Boylen will serve as head coach of the USA team, and USA Basketball experienced coaches Ty Ellis and Othella Harrington will operate as assistant coaches.

The USA squad will train Nov. 20-25 at the University of Houston and will participate in the first competition window of 2021-23 FIBA World Cup Qualifying games, which will be played in a bubble format in Chihuahua, Mexico.

The Americans will face Cuba on Nov. 28 and will meet host Mexico on Nov. 29.

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