On Thursday, USA basketball announced the 2023 USA Men’s National Team, which will compete at the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup Aug. 25-Sept. 10 in Manila.
The 12-man roster includes, Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic), Mikal Bridges (Brooklyn Nets), Jalen Brunson (New York Knicks), Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers), Josh Hart (Knicks), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), Cameron Johnson (Brooklyn Nets), Walker Kessler (Utah Jazz), Bobby Portis (Milwaukee Bucks) and Austin Reaves (Los Angeles Lakers).
“On behalf of USA Basketball, I’m thrilled to introduce the 2023 USA Men’s National Team, which features some of basketball’s brightest talent,” USA Basketball Men’s National Team managing director Grant Hill in a press release. “We are excited for the challenges ahead and look forward to the opportunity to compete at the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup. I am confident that working together, and under the leadership of our outstanding coaching staff, this team will proudly represent the United States this summer in Manila.”
Before arriving in Manila, the USA Men’s National Team will hold training camp August 3-6 in Las Vegas before playing a series of exhibition games as part of the USA Basketball Showcase, which tips off August 7 vs. Puerto Rico at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. The USA will also face Slovenia on August 12 and Spain on August 13 in Malaga, Spain, and Greece and Germany on August 18 and 20, respectively, in Abu Dhabi.
As part of Group C, the U.S. opens the 2023 FIBA World Cup against New Zealand on August 26, followed by Greece on August 28 and Jordan on August 30.
The 2022 NBA Draft is Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the top three picks are set, Auburn’s Jabari Smith to the Magic, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren to Oklahoma City, and Duke’s Paolo Banchero to the Rockets.
-2021-22 National Freshman of the Year by NABC and USBWA (Wayman Tisdale Award)
-2021-22 consensus All-America Second Team selection
-2021-22 All-SEC First Team pick (coaches, media)
-One of five finalists for the 2021-22 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award
-One of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy and one of 15 selections for the Wooden Award National Ballot in the 2021-22 season.
-Became the first player in Auburn history to be named SEC Freshman of the Year.
-2021-22 All-America Second Team selection by AP and Sporting News
-Third Team by USBWA and NABC.
– Finalist for the 2021-22 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year.
– One of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy and one of 15 on the Wooden Award National Ballot.
– 2021-22 WCC Defensive Player of the Year, WCC Newcomer of the Year and All-WCC First Team pick.
– 2020-21 National High School Player of the Year by Gatorade, Naismith, Morgan Wootten and MaxPreps. • Gold medalist and MVP at the 2021 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup.
-2021-22 All-America Second Team by NABC and USBWA and Third Team by AP and Sporting News.
-One of five finalists for the 2021-22 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award.
– 2021-22 All-ACC First Team selection and ACC Freshman of the Year.
– One of 15 players named to Wooden Award National Ballot as a freshman.
– Ranked No. 4 by ESPN in the 2021 high school class