Tyrese Haliburton, the star guard for the Indiana Pacers, has accepted an invitation to join the Team USA roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup this summer. The 23-year-old, fresh from his first All-Star appearance, is part of an impressive young cohort of NBA talent that’s been selected to represent the country in the international tournament.
NBA Stars Representing Team USA
Joining Haliburton on the Team USA roster are a number of rising NBA stars, each bringing a unique set of skills to the team. Anthony Edwards from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Austin Reaves from the Los Angeles Lakers, Mikal Bridges from the Brooklyn Nets, Bobby Portis from the Milwaukee Bucks, and Jalen Brunson from the New York Knicks have also committed to play.
In the previous season, Haliburton proved his prowess by averaging a career-high 20.7 points per game along with 10.4 assists, which ranked second among all players. His selection to Team USA is a testament to his impressive performances and rising stature in the league.
How This Can Catapult Haliburton Even Further
This will be a golden opportunity for Haliburton to further develop his skills and gain invaluable experience on the international stage. Playing alongside and against some of the world’s best players will undoubtedly help him refine his game and prepare for the upcoming NBA season.
The expectations are high for Team USA, especially considering the disappointing seventh-place finish at the last FIBA World Cup in 2019, the worst finish in program history. With a roster full of young talent, including Haliburton, Team USA is looking to reclaim their spot at the top of the basketball world.
How To Watch Team USA and Fiba Basketball
The Team USA squad will begin training camp on August 3 in Las Vegas, and play its first exhibition game on August 7 against Puerto Rico. After taking trips to Spain and the United Emirates, they will kick off World Cup action on August 26 against New Zealand.