USA Basketball Rumors
The U.S. men’s basketball team will host its next two World Cup qualifying games in Santa Cruz, California, at the home of the Golden State Warriors’ G League affiliate. The Americans will play Cuba on Feb. 23 and Puerto Rico on Feb. 26 at Kaiser Permanente Arena, USA Basketball announced Monday. The Americans beat Puerto Rico last month during their 2-0 start in the new qualifying format for the 2019 World Cup in China.
For USA Basketball, the first World Cup qualifying test is out of the way. Jameel Warney and Reggie Hearn each scored 17 points and the United States opened qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup with an 85-78 victory over Puerto Rico on Thursday night.
Adrian Wojnarowski: If there’s gonna be a team that beats [USA Basketball[ in a one-game setting… I always thought it would be a team that’s been together for a long time — that’s not intimidated… [France] is equipped to do it. Rudy Gobert: We are. I deeply believe that it’s gonna happen. One of my dreams is to win an Olympic gold medal with the French National Team. Hopefully in 2020 we can put a team together to try and compete with them.
Marc Stein: League sources say @nbagleague stars Elijah Millsap and Amile Jefferson (@iawolves) as well as Donald Sloan and Jameel Warney (@texaslegends) have earned spots on Jeff Van Gundy’s 12-man Team USA roster