Former KU standout Frank Mason to are trying out for U.S. World Cup qualifying team

Former Kansas factor shield and 2017 consensus countrywide faculty participant of the year Frank Mason will attend usa World Cup qualifying team working towards camp Thursday via Sept. 13 in Las Vegas, country Basketball announced Monday.

In all, 14 avid gamers will try to make the roster of the 12-man group, as a way to attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The U.S., which went 5-1 and positioned first in group C in first-round qualifying motion, will play 2nd-round qualifying games in opposition t Uruguay on Sept. 14 in Las Vegas and in opposition t Panama on Sept. 17 in Panama metropolis. Mason did not take part in these preliminary six games.

avid gamers from NBA and NBA G-League groups who will gather at tryouts for the U.S. crew: Mason of the Sacramento Kings, plus Bryce Alford, Oklahoma metropolis Blue; Dwayne William Maxwell Aitken, Charlotte Hornets; V.J. Beachem, NBA free agent; Jordan Crawford, New Orleans Pelicans; Henry Ellenson, Detroit Pistons; Reggie Hearn, Grand Rapids power; Isaiah Hicks, new york Knicks; Dakari Johnson, NBA free agent; Ben Moore, citadel Wayne Mad Ants; Chasson Randle, Capital metropolis Go-Go; Travis Trice, Milwaukee Bucks; Jameel Warney, Texas Legends and Derrick White, San Antonio Spurs.

Former NBA head teach Jeff Van Gundy is the top train of the U.S. World Cup qualifying group. He should be assisted by Mike Miller of the G-League’s Westchester Knicks and former Georgetown instruct John Thompson III.

country Basketball defined the qualifying manner on its reliable

“Following the completion of the primary round, the accurate three completing groups in each of the four, first-circular organizations superior to the second circular. The three advancing groups from neighborhood A, Argentina 5-1, Uruguay 4-2 and Panama 3-three, and the precise three finishers from neighborhood C, country, Puerto Rico 4-2 and Mexico three-3, kind community E. The properly three finishers from group B, Venezuela 5-1, Brazil 5-1 and Chile 1-5, and neighborhood D, Canada 5-1, Dominican Republic four-2 and U.S. Virgin Islands 2-4, kind group F. The three second-circular windows of competitors will consume area Sept. 13-17, 2018; Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2018; and Feb. 21-25, 2019.

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“Following completion of the Americas second-round games, seven groups will qualify out of the zone for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, including the appropriate three completing teams from neighborhood E and community F, and the accurate rated fourth positioned crew between neighborhood E and community F.”

If the U.S. qualifies, it will compete on this planet Cup in September of 2019 in China.

Lindy’s picks KU No. 1

Kansas’ basketball group has been ranked preseason No. 1 within the country via Lindy’s magazine. Kentucky is no. 2, adopted via Gonzaga, Duke, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Virginia and Michigan State.

Taylor heading to Italy

Former KU shield Tyshawn Taylor is preparing to move to Italy to join coach Larry Brown’s Fiat Torino crew preseason camp, he said Monday on Twitter. Taylor recently agreed to a one-12 months contract with Fiat Torino.

“I’ve been coached through Bob Hurley Sr., invoice Self, Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo, Jason Kidd and am about to head to Italy and play for Larry Brown. I’ve been absorbing the video game from legends literally,” Taylor wrote on Twitter.

Taylor, 28, has performed professional basketball in Puerto Rico, Russia, Venezuela, Israel and Turkey and for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets considering the fact that leaving KU in 2012.


It’s been a strange qualifying process for the 2019 FIBA Basketball  World Cup, because of FIBA idiotically putting qualifying windows all the way through the ordinary basketball season and hoping to eventually motivate league-wide breaks as is viewed in soccer. good success with that. All it did changed into weaken the talent pool for groups.

Even with this subsequent qualifying window right earlier than NBA practicing camps commence, most avid gamers aren’t taking part. There are a handful of NBA gamers anticipated to go well with up for his or her nations within the September FIBA World Cup Qualifying window. as an example, Sacramento’s Nemanja Bjelica and Bogdan Bogdanovic are anticipated to play for Serbia, then there’s Tristan Thompson for Canada and Cedi Osman for Turkey, however they’re the exception to the guideline.

america is sticking with its plan of sending a crew made from free agents and G-League gamers