Eleven NBA All-Stars named for USA Basketball’s FIBA World Cup selection camp


TEG Live, promoter of the huge USA Basketball games against Australian Boomers at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on 22 & 24 August and against Canada at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on 26 August, welcome the news overnight that the USA team could feature 11 NBA All-Stars when they play in Australia.

Tickets to Australian Boomers vs USA in Melbourne are available at Ticketmaster

Tickets to USA vs Canada in Sydney are available at Ticketek

Earlier this morning, USA Basketball named 20 players to attend their 2019 Men’s National Team Training Camp in Las Vegas (5 – 9 August), from which their 2019 FIBA World Cup roster will be selected. It’s this final roster that will face the NBA-laden Boomers and Canada teams, as all three nations finalise their preparation for the 2019 World Cup in China, held between August 31 – September 15.

Led by USA Basketball National Team head coach Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs), the group announced includes seven 2019 NBA All-Stars in Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets), plus two of the NBA’s brightest young stars in Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz) and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics).

Eighteen of the 20 players boast of prior USA Basketball experience, and the group includes five players who are U.S. Olympic gold medallists and five players have won FIBA World Cup gold. Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings) (2016), Davis (2012), Harden (2012), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers) (2012) and Lowry (2016) have each captured Olympic gold, while Davis, Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) and Harden were part of the gold medallist 2014 USA World Cup Team and Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets) and Love were members of the gold medallist 2010 USA World Cup Team.

20 Players named for USA Basketball 2019 Men’s National Team Training Camp

Harrison Barnes F 6-8 225 27 Sacramento Kings
Bradley Beal G 6-5 207 25 Washington Wizards
Anthony Davis F/C 6-10 253 26 New Orleans
Andre Drummond C 6-11 279 25 Detroit Pistons
Eric Gordon G 6-4 215 30 Houston Rockets
James Harden G 6-5 220 29 Houston Rockets
Tobias Harris F 6-9 235 26 Philadelphia 76ers
Kyle Kuzma F 6-9 220 23 Los Angeles Lakers
Damian Lillard G 6-3 195 28 Portland Trail Blazers
Brook Lopez C 7-0 270 31 Milwaukee Bucks
Kevin Love F 6-10 251 30 Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyle Lowry G 6-1 196 33 Toronto Raptors
CJ McCollum G 6-3 190 27 Portland Trail Blazers
Khris Middleton F 6-8 222 27 Milwaukee Bucks
Paul Millsap F 6-8 246 34 Denver Nuggets
Donovan Mitchell G 6-3 215 22 Utah Jazz
Jayson Tatum F 6-8 208 21 Boston Celtics
P.J. Tucker F 6-6 245 34 Houston Rockets
Myles Turner C 6-11 255 23 Indiana Pacers
Kemba Walker G 6-1 184 29 Charlotte Hornets
  • Managing Director: Jerry Colangelo
  • 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)

The USA team will arrive in Melbourne on August 19 to prepare for the Australian sporting event of the year, when they face the greatest Australian Boomers side ever assembled in front of over 110,000 fans across two massive games at Marvel Stadium.

Following these two encounters, USA will then round out their World Cup preparations when they take on North American rivals, Canada, at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney on August 26.  With 18 Canadians featuring in this year’s NBA, and College Basketball superstar R.J. Barrett eligible for selection, it’s expected the Canadians will field a very strong team in Sydney.

Not since the 2000 Sydney Olympics has Australia seen such high-quality men’s international basketball on these shores, with TEG Live playing a central role in delivering these games, in addition to the Boomers two games against Canada at RAC Arena in Perth on August 16 and 17.

TEG CEO Geoff Jones said: “Having hosted a number of world-class sporting spectacles in Australia over recent years, TEG Live is delighted to be bringing the biggest stars in basketball to our shores this August.

“The USA team is arguably the highest profile national team in world sport and today’s announcement by USA Basketball confirms that fans attending Marvel Stadium in Melbourne will witness the most prominent basketballers to ever appear on court in Australia.

“USA, Canada and Australia will all be chockful of NBA talent when they play in Australia ahead of this year’s World Cup, providing fans with the opportunity to witness these global superstars play live in our own backyard,” concluded Jones.


Thursday 22 August 2019 – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne at 7.30pm (local)

Saturday 24 August 2019 – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne at 2.00pm (local)

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Monday 26 August 2019 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney at 7.30pm (local)

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USA Basketball v Australian Boomers in Melbourne is supported by the Victorian Government via its tourism and major events agency Visit Victoria.

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