USA Basketball names 17 finalists

Jerry Colangelo

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After working out in Los Angeles, the US team will head to Australia for further training and exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney before moving on to China for the tournament, which runs through September 15.

Colangelo said they would be replaced on the roster by two members of the Select Team - San Antonio Spurs point guard Derrick White and Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III.

A power forward in the Kings' system, Bagley started at center for Team White during Friday's intersquad scrimmage. "They haven't played together before". Smart now is sidelined with a calf injury, but still rounded out the 17 men.

In the game, Adebayo played almost 11 minutes, and recorded three points, two rebounds, two steals, and one assist.

"There's some things we like about every one of the players but how do we come to 12?" said Jerry Colangelo, the USA Men's National Team's managing director.

Kemba Walker and Donovan Mitchell are expected to be the top players on this year's team. Team USA shot 57% from the field overall.

In the scrimmage Bagley struggled, ending the night with eight points and three rebounds on just 3-of-11 shooting in 16 minutes.

During his first two National Basketball Association seasons, Adebayo has averaged 8.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 21.7 minutes per game. After initially being on the Select Team, Fox was promoted to the senior team and has all but locked up a roster spot for China with his play during the week, especially with Lowry's injury status uncertain.

Having gotten his feet wet in this year's camp, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him push hard for a spot next time Team USA prepares for global competition.

After a week in Vegas, Team USA now heads to Los Angeles for a brief practice stint before its exhibition season begins in earnest. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

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