USA Basketball Announces 35-Player Roster For 2018-20 Men's National Team

Westbrook and George among 35 players named to US National team pool

United States of America basketball today announced the 35-player pool for the 2018-20 men's national basketball team, which includes all the familiar faces such as LeBron James, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry etc. There are plenty of recognizable names like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

The pool of 35 also includes some first time members of USA Men's National Team, such as Myles Turner, Devin Booker, CJ McCollum, Isaiah Thomas and Khris Middleton.

The group will ultimately produce the 12-player rosters the U.S. sends to the 2019 FIBA World Cup and the 2020 Olympic Games with coach Gregg Popovich.

All four Warriors selected have played for USA Basketball.

Jordan was a member of the gold medal-winning 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball team, where he appeared in all eight games (three starts) and averaged 7.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks while shooting 74.2% from the field, as United States of America went 8-0 in Rio De Janeiro.

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The USA Men's National Team roster features 35 players who are expected to attend the July 25-27 USA Men's National Team minicamp in Las Vegas. "So that's a leg up, there's no question about that", USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said.

"As is shown by the return of 29 past national team players, our pipeline is well developed and it is a key factor in our success".

That includes Durant, who has played on the last two Olympic gold medalists, and Paul, who played in 2008 and 2012 before also opting to sit out the Rio Games. That tournament will be used to qualify teams for the 2020 Tokyo Games and National Basketball Association players will participate.

Six USA National player have earned nine NBA All-Star MVP honors, including Davis (2017), Westbrook (2015 and 2016), Irving (2014), Paul (2013), Durant (2012) and James (2006, 2008 and 2018).

McCollum (2015-16), Butler (2014-15), George (2012-13) and Love (2010-11) have collected NBA Most Improved award honors.

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