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FIBA Basketball World Cup

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: Team USA announces final World Cup roster

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Team USA [Getty Images]

The United States Men's National Team roster is now finalized, down to 12 players for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.

It's been a chaotic summer for the Red, White and Blue as several star playeres dropped out of competing in the World Cup before training camp even began. Then there were other players who attended training camp and left either due to injury or to "focus on the upcoming NBA season."

The roster was at 13 players ahead of Team USA's second exhibition game against the Australia Boomers - the game that would snap the United States' 78-game win streak in International play, dating back to 2006.

Los Angeles Lakers' forward Kyle Kuzma missed the contest due to an ankle injury, and that injury appears to be enough to prevent him from competing at the World Cup that begins August 31st.

The final Team USA roster is as follows:

Player Position
Harrison Barnes Forward
Jaylen Brown Guard
Joe Harris Forward
Brook Lopez Centre
Khris Middleton Forward
Donovan Mitchell Guard
Mason Plumlee Centre
Marcus Smart Guard
Jayson Tatum Forward
Myles Turner Centre
Kemba Walker Guard
Derrick White Guard

Team USA's coaching staff features USA and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, and USA assistant coaches and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright.

The United States have one final exhibition game in Sydney, Australia against Team Canada before heading off to China.

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