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2014 USA World Cup Team

EIGHTEENTH FIBA WORLD CUP -- 2019

  • Date:
    Oct 10, 2019

China • August 31-September 15, 2019


The USA’s attempt to capture a historic third-straight FIBA World Cup title came up short as the USA squad was upended in the quarterfinals and finished 6-2 and in seventh place. Held in eight cities across China, the 2019 FIBA World Cup for Men was expanded to include 32 nations that qualified through a new FIBA qualifying process.

2019 USA RESULTS (6-2)

USA 88   Czech Republic 67
USA 93   Turkey (OT) 92
USA 98   Japan 45
USA 69   Greece 53
USA 89   Brazil 73
France 89   USA 79
Serbia 94   USA 89
USA 87   Poland 74




2019 WORLD CUP FINAL STANDINGS

1. Spain (8-0)
17. Nigeria (3-2)
2. Argentina (7-1)
18. Germany (3-2)
3. France (6-2)
19. New Zealand (3-2)
4. Australia (6-2)
20. Tunisia 3-2)
5. Serbia (6-2)
21. Canada (2-3)
6. Czech Rep.l (4-4)
22. Turkey (2-3)
7. USA (6-2)
23. Iran (2-3)
8. Poland (4-4)
24. China (2-3)
9. Lithuania (3-2) 25. Montenegro (1-4)
10. Italy (3-2) 26. South Korea (1-4)
11. Greece (3-2) 27. Angola (1-4)
12. Russia (3-2) 28. Jordan (1-)
13. Brazil (3-2) 29. Ivory Coast (0-5)
14. Venezuela (2-3) 30. Senegal (0-5)
15. Puerto Rico (2-3) 31. Japan (0-5)
16. Dominican Rep. (2-3) 32. Philippines  (0-5)

Looking to a balanced scoring attack and a strong defensive effort, the USA opened World Cup play with a convincing
88-67 win over Czech Republic. Donovan Mitchell led the offensive showing with 16 points.

Jayson Tatum made two of three free throws with :01 left in regulation to force overtime and Khris Middleton made two free throws with 2.1 seconds left in overtime to propel the USA to a 93-92 victory against Turkey. Turkey missed four free throws in the final 9.0 seconds of OT to set the stage for the USA’s remarkable victory.

 Behind Jaylen Brown's 20 points, the U.S. capped its preliminary round play with a 98-45 pounding of Japan. 

Advancing to second round action with a 3-0 record and Group E’s No. 1 seed, the U.S. defense starred in a 69-53 win against Greece. The USA held Greece to 31.8 percent shooting and 2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was limited to just 15 points. Kemba Walker had 15 points and six assists for the U.S.

Again relying on a staunch defensive effort, the USA stifled Brazil 89-73 to improve to 5-0. Walker recorded 16 points and five assists, while Myles Turner had 16 points and eight rebounds for the U.S. Most importantly, the win earned the U.S. one of the Americas zone's two qualifying berths for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. 

Despite a stellar 29 point effort from Mitchell, the USA was knocked out of medal contention with an 89-79 quarterfinals setback to France. The USA led 74-67 with 7:39 remaining in the game, but was outscored 22-5 the rest of the way. 

Less than 24 hours after the France loss, the red, white and blue were back on the court facing Serbia. Falling behind by 25 points in the first quarter (32-7), the USA rallied and trailed by three, 71-68, at the end of the third. The U.S. stayed close in the fourth quarter but was unable to gain the win. Harrison Barnes led the U.S. with 22 points, Walker added 18 points and eight assists, Middleton scored 16 points.

In its final 2019 FIBA World Cup game, the USA had five players score in double-figures in an 87-74 win over Poland. Mitchell was the USA top scorer with 16 points, including 4-of-4 from 3-point, and a USA World Cup record-tying 10 assists. Joe Harris finished with 14 points; Middleton added 13 points and six assists; Derrick White contributed 12 points and seven assists; and Barnes tallied 10 points. 

   

2019 USA MEN'S WORLD CUP ROSTER

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE AFFILIATION (SCHOOL)
Harrison Barnes
F
6-8
225
27
Sacramento Kings (North Carolina)
Jaylen Brown
F
6-7
220
22
Boston Celtics (California)
Joe Harris
G
6-6
218
27
Brooklyn Nets (Virginia)
Brook Lopez
C
7-0
270
31
Milwaukee Bucks (Stanford)
Khris Middleton
F
6-8
222
27
Milwaukee Bucks (Texas A&M)
Donovan Mitchell
G
6-3
215
22
Utah Jazz (Louisville)
Mason Plumlee
C
6-11
235
29
Denver Neggets (Duke)
Marcus Smart
G
6-4
220
25
Boston Celtics (Oklahoma State)
Jayson Tatum
F
6-8
208
21
Boston Celtics (Duke)
Myles Turner
C
6-11
255
23
Indiana Pacers (Texas)
Kemba Walker
G
6-1
184
29
Boston Celtics (Connecticut)
Derrick White
G
6-4
190
25
San Antonio Spurs (Colorado)

HEAD COACH:  Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
ASSISTANT COACH:  Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors
ASSISTANT COACH:  Lloyd Pierce, Atlanta Hawks
ASSISTANT COACH:  Jay Wright, Villanova University
TEAM PHYSICIAN:  Answorth Allen, Hospital for Special Surgery/Brooklyn Nets
TEAM PHYSICIAN:  Lisa Callahan, Hospital for Special Surgery/Brooklyn Nets
TEAM PHYSICIAN:  Riley Williams, Hospital for Special Surgery/Brooklyn Nets
ATHLETIC TRAINER:  Jason Biles, Houston Rockets
ATHLETIC TRAINER:  Dionne Calhoun, Dallas Mavericks
ATHLETIC TRAINER:  Will Sevening, San Antonio Spurs
USA NATIONAL TEAM MANAGING DIRECTOR: Jerry Colangelo
DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING: Jeff Van Gundy

 

2019 USA MEN'S WORLD CUP TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
Walker
7/7
36-  74
.486
15-  39
.385
14-  20
.700
21/  3.0
101/ 14.4
38
2
6
Mitchell
8/8
41-  88
.466
17-  42
.405
  6-    8
.750
34/  4.3
105/ 13.1
40
3
9
Barnes
8/8
30-  63
.476
  9-  27
.333
24-  27
.889
37/  4.6
  93/ 11.6
12
1
10
Tatum
2/2
  7-  22
.318
  2-    8
.250
  5-    6
.833
15/  7.5
  21/ 10.5
5
3
2
Middleton
8/0
28-  64
.438
10-  28
.357
13-  14
.929
39/  4.9
  79/   9.9
19
0
5
Harris
8/6
23-  45
.511
13-  26
.500
  5-    6
.833
31/  3.9
  64/   8.0
10
0
4
Brown
8/0
26-  57
.456
  6-  17
.353
  5  11
.455
33/  4.1
  63/   7.9
11
2
5
Turner
8/8
25-  53
.472
  3-  10
.300
  8-  13
.615
54/  6.8
  61/   7.6
0
14
5
Smart
5/0
10-  21
.476
  3-  10
.300
  9-  15
.600
  7/  1.4
  32/   6.4
6
1
4
White
8/1
19-  41
.463
  2-  12
.167
  7-    9
.778
10/  1.3
  47/   5.9
20
0
10
Lopez
7/0
  6-  27
.222
  3-  19
.158
  3-    5
.600
13/  1.9
  18/   2.6
2
5
0
Plumlee
6/0
  3-    9
.333
  0-    0
.---
  2-    3
.667
16/  2.7
    8/   1.3
2
1
0
USA TOTALS
8
254-564
.450
83-238
.349
101-137
.737
343/42.9
696/ 86.5
165
32
60
OPP. TOTALS
8
218-534
.408
63-190
.332
88-126
.698
305/38.1
587/ 73.4
120
16
48

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