Thursday, 25 Apr 2024

USA Basketball announces 2024 men’s national team player pool

USA Basketball has unveiled the player pool for the 2024 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, consisting of 41 talented athletes. These players were carefully selected by Grant Hill, the managing director of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, with the possibility of changes in the future. The 2024 USA Men’s National Team, which will compete in the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris, will be announced at a later date.

The player pool includes a remarkable lineup of 28 athletes who have previously represented the USA in the Olympics and/or FIBA Men’s World Cup, and have collectively earned an impressive 23 Olympic or World Cup gold medals. The finalists for the 2024 USA Men’s National Team are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Bam Adebayo
  • Jarrett Allen
  • Paolo Banchero
  • Desmond Bane
  • Scottie Barnes
  • Devin Booker
  • Mikal Bridges
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Jalen Brunson
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Alex Caruso
  • Stephen Curry
  • Anthony Davis
  • Kevin Durant
  • Anthony Edwards
  • Joel Embiid
  • De’Aaron Fox
  • Paul George
  • Aaron Gordon
  • Tyrese Haliburton
  • James Harden
  • Josh Hart
  • Tyler Herro
  • Jrue Holiday
  • Chet Holmgren
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
  • LeBron James
  • Cam Johnson
  • Walker Kessler
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Damian Lillard
  • Donovan Mitchell
  • Chris Paul
  • Bobby Portis
  • Austin Reaves
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Derrick White
  • Trae Young
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Grant Hill expressed his enthusiasm for the immense talent of basketball players who have shown interest in representing the United States at the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. He sees it as a privilege to select the team that will help the USA reclaim its position at the top of the Olympic podium. The process of finalizing the team will take place over the next few months, and national team activities will commence soon.

The 2024 USA Men’s National Team will be under the guidance of head coach Steve Kerr from the Golden State Warriors. Assisting him are Mark Few from Gonzaga University, Tyronn Lue from the L.A. Clippers, and Erik Spoelstra from the Miami Heat. This quartet previously coached the 2023 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, which secured a fourth-place finish at the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup in Manila. Steve Kerr himself is a 2020 Olympic gold medalist, having served as an assistant coach to Gregg Popovich in Tokyo.

In addition to the player pool announcement, USA Basketball revealed that the 2024 USA Men’s National Team will host Canada at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as part of the USA Basketball Showcase. This exhibition game will take place on July 10, 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast live on FS1.

The USA Basketball Showcase series consists of games that aid in the preparation of the USA Basketball National Teams for major competitions, including the Olympic Summer Games and FIBA World Cup. Following the game in Las Vegas, the team will embark on an international training window, engaging in exhibition games against the national teams of South Sudan and Germany at the O2 Arena in London on July 20 and July 22, respectively.

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Tickets for all three contests are already available for purchase at www.usab.com/tickets.

Jim Tooley, the CEO of USA Basketball, expressed his excitement about returning to Las Vegas, where the men’s national team program will begin its journey to the 2024 Olympic Games. The game against Canada is not only a crucial opportunity for team preparations but also a chance for fans to support the U.S. national team before they head overseas.

Before the game against Canada, the team will hold their training camp in Las Vegas, their longstanding training hub. Further details will be disclosed at a later date.

The USA officially qualified for the 2024 Olympics as one of the top two nations from the FIBA Americas zone at the 2023 FIBA World Cup. The American men will be striving for their fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal, aiming to solidify their position as the dominant force in international basketball.

USA Basketball will be represented by four teams at the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, including 5-on-5 men and women, as well as 3×3 men and women. The USA currently holds the Olympic titles in all three categories except for 3×3 men, who will be making their Olympic debut next summer. More information about all four USA Basketball teams will be shared in due course.