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USA Basketball Men's World Cup Team cuts roster to 13 players

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Posted at 8:46 PM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 22:46:06-04

LOS ANGELES — The USA men's basketball team is officially down to 13 players.

This past week Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox withdrew from consideration for the team.

Both Denver Nuggets big man Mason Plumlee & UCCS alum Derrick White are still vying for spots on the team.

The USA World Cup finalists roster now currently includes 13 players -- Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics); Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets); Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers); Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks); Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz); Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics); and Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs).

The American squad will continue World Cup preparations Aug. 19-24 in Melbourne, Australia, and play a pair of exhibition games versus Australia on Aug. 22 and Aug. 24 at Marvel Stadium. The USA will complete its pre-World Cup tour Aug. 25-28 in Sydney, Australia, including training Aug. 25, 27 and 28, and a final exhibition on Aug. 26 against Canada at Qudos Bank Arena.