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22 November, 2021
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USA announce roster for FIBA Basketball World Cup Americas Qualifiers games against Cuba and Mexico

COLORADO SPRINGS (USA) - The United States will begin their Americas Qualifiers campaign for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 with a 12-man roster that includes Frank Mason III and Chasson Randle, players that helped the country reach the World Cup 2019 in China.

The USA will be coached by Jim Boylen and go into the November window with a No. 1 FIBA World Ranking, take on Cuba on November 28 and a Window 1 host in Mexico the following day. The games will be played in a bubble format in Chihuahua (Mexico).

Randall represented the USA in the 2018 September, and November/December, Second Round games in the Americas Qualifiers for the World Cup in China.
The guard played in all four contests and averaged 9.3 points and 1.5 assists as the USA went 3-1. He was especially good from three-point range, burying 46.7 percent (seven of 15) of his attempts.

Randle has a long history with USA Basketball, having played on the team that won the title at  FIBA U17 World Cup in 2010. He also played for the USA team that won the FIBA Americas U16 Championship the previous year.

Mason represented the USA in the Americas Qualifiers in September 2018 and helped the team win twice in as many games by averaging 11.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and a team-high 5.0 assists.

USA  squad for the November window
Jordan Bell Brian Bowen II Josh Gray Shaq Harrison DaQuan Jeffries
BJ Johnson Orlando Johnson Luke Kornet Frank Mason III Chasson Randle
    Zavier Simpson Emanuel Terry  

Another player with USA Basketball experience that is in the team is  power forward/center Emanuel Terry, who participated in the USA training camp for the February 2019 USA World Cup Qualifying Team.

A couple of others with USA experience are Brian Bowen II and Orlando Johnson. Bowen took part in the 2016 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team training camp in Colorado Springs while Johnson played for the 2011 USA World University Games side that finished with a 7-1 record.

The USA will train from November 20-25 at the University of Houston.

In the Americas Qualifiers for the last World Cup, the United States won 10 of their 12 games. Once in China, the USA, who won the 2010 and 2014 World Cups in Turkey and Spain, respectively, came up short of a three-peat after falling to France in the Quarter-Finals. The Americans ended up seventh overall but rebounded with an undefeated run at this past summer's Tokyo Olympics to capture the gold medal.