Video – USA Basketball: Jerry Colangelo, Gregg Popovich, Donovan Mitchell Post-Game Press Conference

USA Basketball wrapped up training camp in Las Vegas with a USA Blue vs USA White exhibition game at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, August 9.

Afterwards, they announced the 17 finalists for the USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team; 13 of the players are from the USA National Team and four of them from the USA Select Team.

Finalists below:

-2016 Olympic gold medalist Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings)

-Marvin Bagley III(Sacramento Kings)

-Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)

-De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings)

-Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets)

-Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers)

-Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks)

-Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)

-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)

-P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets)

-Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)

-Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics)

-Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs)

Jerry Colangelo, Gregg Popovich, and Donovan Mitchell spoke about the exhibition game.

Video below.

The USA finalists will travel to Los Angeles to train August 13-15 and play an exhibition game against Spain, FIBA’s No. 2 world ranked team, at the Honda Center in Anaheim on August 16.

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup competition takes place August 31-September 15 in China.

Author: Helen Yee

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Helen was a former athlete for 10 years and a 2-time state champion swimmer. She produces and hosts Eyes On The Game Sports Radio, which airs on NBC Sports AM920 every Tuesday from 2-3pm PT. She loves sports and food (pizza is her favorite).