Munford Named to USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team

By msteinberg | June 26, 2018

Wisconsin Herd guard Xavier Munford will compete for the USA World Cup Qualifying Team in the third window of FIBA World Cup Qualifying games. The U.S. will face Mexico (2-2) on June 28 in Mexico City and play Cuba (0-4) on July 1 in Havana.

Munford previously represented the USA at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup and played for the 2017 USA World Cup Qualifying Team in November.

Named to the USA World Cup Qualifying Team with Munford were Taylor Braun (Salt Lake City Stars), Alex Caruso (South Bay Lakers), Reggie Hearn (Grand Rapids Drive), Jonathan Holmes (Maine Red Claws), Amile Jefferson (Iowa Wolves), Kevin Jones (Baskonia, Spain), Nick Johnson (Austin Spurs), Trey McKinney Jones (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), David Stockton (Stockton Kings), Rashawn Thomas (Oklahoma City Blue) and Marcus Thornton (Canton Charge). The team was selected following the USA World Cup Qualifying Team training camp in Houston.

2018 USA World Cup Qualifying Team Roster

Taylor Braun F 6-7 210 26 Salt Lake City Stars/North Dakota State/Newberg, OR
Alex Caruso G 6-5 205 24 South Bay Lakers/Texas A&M/College Station, TX
Reggie Hearn G 6-4 209 26 Stockton Kings/Northwestern/Fort Wayne, IN
Jonathan Holmes F 6-9 242 25 Maine Red Claws/Texas/San Antonio, TX
Amile Jefferson F 6-9 222 25 Iowa Wolves/Duke/Philadelphia, PA
Nick Johnson G 6-3 200 25 Austin Spurs/Arizona/Gilbert, AZ
Kevin Jones C 6-8 250 28 Baskonia (Spain)/West Virginia/Mount Vernon, NY
Trey McKinney Jones F 6-5 220 27 Fort Wayne Mad Ants/Miami/Milwaukee, WI
Xavier Munford G 6-3 190 26 Wisconsin Herd/Rhode Island/Newark, NJ
David Stockton G 5-11 165 27 Stockton Kings/Gonzaga/Spokane, WA
Rashawn Thomas F 6-8 230 23 Oklahoma City Blue/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi/Oklahoma City, OK
Marcus Thornton G 6-4 190 25 Canton Charge/William & Mary/Upper Marlboro, MD

 Head Coach: Jeff Van Gundy, USA Basketball

Assistant Coach: Josh Longstaff, Erie Bayhawks

Assistant Coach: John Thompson III, USA Basketball

Athletic Trainer: Ed Lacerte, ProSports Therapy, Inc. (Waltham and Westford, MA)

Team Physician: Stephen Foley, Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, SD)

Team Scout: Mark Fox

Video Coordinator: Brad Jones