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George King Joins USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team

  • Date:
    Feb 23, 2022

USA Basketball announced that guard/forward George King of the NBA G League Agua Caliente Clippers will join the USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team in Washington D.C., as the team prepares for a pair of World Cup Qualifying Games later this week. After sustaining an injury in a scrimmage Tuesday against the NBA G League Ignite, forward Paul Watson will no longer be available for the USA.

In 17 starts for Agua Caliente this season, the 6-foot-6 King is averaging 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 33.2 minutes. The former University of Colorado Buffalo has played in five career NBA games with the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks. Earlier this year, King signed a 10-day contract with Dallas, appearing in four games.

The USA squad, coached by Jim Boylen, opened training camp Feb. 18 in preparation for the second competition window of 2021-23 FIBA World Cup Qualifying games that will see the Americans (1-1) face Puerto Rico (1-1) on Feb. 24 and Mexico (2-0) on Feb. 27. Both games will be played at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.

Tickets for both games are now on sale and range from $10 (plus Ticketmaster fees) to $100 (plus Ticketmaster fees) for courtside seating. For ticket information, visit Ticketmaster or USAB.com/tickets. The full 2021-23 FIBA World Cup Qualifying schedule is available here.

 

 

 

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