Tyler Cavanaugh to make his debut in U.S. national team

2022-08-12 06:18
Credit: LKL
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USA Basketball announced the 12-man roster for the August 2022 USA Basketball Men's World Cup Qualifying Team. Tyler Cavanaugh of Zalgiris Kaunas found his name among the selected U.S. athletes as well.

The USA will play two games as part of their fourth qualifying window (six total) leading into the 2023 FIBA World Cup. The team hosts Uruguay on August 25 in Las Vegas followed by a matchup against Colombia on August 29.  

The 12 athletes slated to compete for the USA have years of professional experience in the NBA, NBA G League, and professional international leagues with seven athletes having prior USA Basketball experience.

Tyler Cavanaugh

Tyler  Cavanaugh
Position: PF
Age: 28
Height: 206 cm
Weight: 104 kg
Birth place: New York, United States of America

The team includes Cavanaugh, Malik Ellison, Michael Frazier II, Langston Galloway, Dewan Hernandez, DaQuan Jeffries, John Jenkins III, Mac McClung, Eric Mika, David Stockton, Robert Woodard, and McKinley Wright.

Making their USA Basketball debuts are Cavanaugh, Ellison, Hernandez, McClung, and Wright.

Tyler Cavanaugh averaged 9.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 10.0 PIR over 30 EuroLeague games last season.

USA head coach Jim Boylen will serve his fourth-straight head coaching assignment for the USA Basketball World Cup Qualifying Team, having also served in the role in November 2021, February 2022, and July 2022.

The U.S. enters the game tied with Brazil at the top of Group F. A total of seven teams from the Americas will advance to the 2023 FIBA World Cup next August in Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines.



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