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