Record 55 NBA Players to Compete in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

The tournament will feature a record 106 combined current NBA players, NBA draftees, and players with NBA experience, up from 103 in 2019


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Record 55 NBA Players to Compete in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup


A record 55 current NBA, players are featured on national team rosters for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, which will be held in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia from Friday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 10, up from 54 in 2019. The tournament will feature a record 106 combined current NBA players, NBA draftees, and players with NBA experience, up from 103 in 2019.

Twenty-seven of the 32 participating national teams have at least one current NBA player, NBA draftee or a player with NBA experience, and national team rosters include 10 former NBA All-Stars: Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves; USA), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder; Canada), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks; Slovenia), Rudy Gobert (Timberwolves; France), Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers; USA), Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans; USA), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies; USA), Lauri Markkanen (Utah Jazz; Finland), Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves; Dominican Republic) and Nikola Vucevic (Chicago Bulls; Montenegro).

Outside of the United States, which features a tournament-high 12 NBA players, Australia has the most current NBA players (nine), followed by Canada (seven) and Germany (four).

Additional NBA stats and storylines for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 include:

  • Twenty-four NBA teams are represented on national team rosters, with the Orlando Magic, Jazz, Thunder and Timberwolves each featuring a league-high five players in the tournament, while the New York Knicks and Mavericks each have four players in the tournament.
  • There are 54 players with NBA G League experience on national team rosters.
  • The tournament features 16 players who have participated over the first three seasons of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), including 2023 BAL MVP Nuni Omot, who led Al Ahly (Egypt) to the 2023 BAL Championship after helping his native South Sudan qualify for the country’s first-ever appearance in the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The BAL is a professional league operated by the NBA and FIBA that features 12 club teams from across Africa and completed its third season in May 2023.
  • Australia National Team and former NBA Global Academy teammates Josh Giddey (Thunder) and Dyson Daniels (Pelicans), current NBA Academy Africa student-athlete Khaman Maluach (South Sudan), NBA Global Academy graduate Cui Yongxi (China) and NBA Academy Latin

America participant Jean Montero (Dominican Republic) are poised to become the first current and former NBA Academy student-athletes to compete in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

  • There are 87 former Basketball Without Borders (BWB) campers on national team rosters. BWB is the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program that has been conducted annually since 2001 and has seen 112 former campers advance to the NBA or WNBA.

A total of 80 national teams across four regions – Africa, Americas, Europe and Asia (which includes Oceania) – competed in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers.

New this year, the NBA App and NBA.com will carry FIBA’s digital platform, “Courtside 1891,” allowing fans in 20 countries and territories to purchase the FIBA World Cup Pass and watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. Beginning with the opening games on Aug. 25 and continuing through the Final on Sept. 10, Courtside 1891’s FIBA World Cup Pass will offer fans access to live and on-demand games, extended highlights and top plays. Courtside 1891’s FIBA World Cup Pass is available for purchase at NBA.com/WorldCup (https://apo-opa.info/452mF3W), and the complete game schedule is available at NBA.com/FIBA (https://apo-opa.info/47rEN9e).

The following is a complete list of current NBA players on FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 rosters*:

COUNTRY
 

NBA PLAYER
 

NBA TEAM
 

Angola
 

Bruno Fernando
 

Atlanta Hawks
 

Australia
 

Patty Mills
 

Atlanta Hawks
 

Australia
 

Josh Green
 

Dallas Mavericks
 

Australia
 

Jack White
 

Oklahoma City Thunder
 

Australia
 

Joe Ingles
 

Orlando Magic
 

Australia
 

Dyson Daniels
 

New Orleans Pelicans
 

Australia
 

Josh Giddey
 

Oklahoma City Thunder
 

Australia
 

Matisse Thybulle
 

Portland Trail Blazers
 

Australia
 

Xavier Cooks
 

Washington Wizards
 

Australia
 

Dante Exum
 

Dallas Mavericks
 

Canada
 

Dwight Powell
 

Dallas Mavericks
 

Canada
 

Luguentz Dort
 

Oklahoma City Thunder
 

Canada
 

Dillon Brooks
 

Houston Rockets
 

Canada
 

Nickeil Alexander-Walker
 

Minnesota Timberwolves
 

Canada
 

RJ Barrett
 

New York Knicks
 

Canada
 

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
 

Oklahoma City Thunder
 

Canada
 

Kelly Olynyk
 

Utah Jazz
 

China
 

Kyle Anderson
 

Minnesota Timberwolves
 

Dominican Republic
 

Lester Quiñones
 

Golden State Warriors
 

Dominican Republic
 

Karl-Anthony Towns
 

Minnesota Timberwolves
 

Finland
 

Lauri Markkanen
 

Utah Jazz
 

France
 

Nicolas Batum
 

LA Clippers
 

France
 

Rudy Gobert
 

Minnesota Timberwolves
 

France
 

Evan Fournier
 

New York Knicks
 

Georgia
 

Goga Bitadze
 

Orlando Magic
 

Georgia
 

Sandro Mamukelashvili
 

San Antonio Spurs
 

Germany
 

Daniel Theis
 

Indiana Pacers
 

Germany
 

Franz Wagner
 

Orlando Magic
 

Germany
 

Moritz Wagner
 

Orlando Magic
 

Germany
 

Dennis Schroder
 

Toronto Raptors
 

Greece
 

Thanasis Antetokounmpo
 

Milwaukee Bucks
 

Italy
 

Simone Fontecchio
 

Utah Jazz
 

Japan
 

Yuta Watanabe
 

Phoenix Suns
 

Latvia
 

Davis Bertans
 

Oklahoma City Thunder
 

Lithuania
 

Jonas Valanciunas
 

New Orleans Pelicans
 

Montenegro
 

Nikola Vucevic
 

Chicago Bulls
 

Philippines
 

Jordan Clarkson
 

Utah Jazz
 

Serbia
 

Bogdan Bogdanovic
 

Atlanta Hawks
 

Serbia
 

Nikola Jovic
 

Miami Heat
 

Serbia
 

Filip Petrušev
 

Philadelphia 76ers
 

Slovenia
 

Luka Doncic
 

Dallas Mavericks
 

South Sudan
 

Carlik Jones
 

Chicago Bulls
 

Spain
 

Santi Aldama
 

Memphis Grizzlies
 

USA
 

Mikal Bridges
 

Brooklyn Nets
 

USA
 

Cameron Johnson
 

Brooklyn Nets
 

USA
 

Tyrese Haliburton
 

Indiana Pacers
 

USA
 

Austin Reaves
 

Los Angeles Lakers
 

USA
 

Jaren Jackson Jr.
 

Memphis Grizzlies
 

USA
 

Bobby Portis
 

Milwaukee Bucks
 

USA
 

Anthony Edwards
 

Minnesota Timberwolves
 

USA
 

Brandon Ingram
 

New Orleans Pelicans
 

USA
 

Jalen Brunson
 

New York Knicks
 

USA
 

Josh Hart
 

New York Knicks
 

USA
 

Paolo Banchero
 

Orlando Magic
 

USA
 

Walker Kessler
 

Utah Jazz
 

The following is a complete list of NBA draftees whose rights are currently held by NBA teams on FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 rosters*:
 

COUNTRY
 

NAME
 

RIGHTS HELD BY
 

Brazil
 

Gui Santos
 

Golden State Warriors
 

China
 

Wang Zhelin
 

New York Knicks
 

France
 

Mathias Lessort
 

New York Knicks
 

Italy
 

Gabriele Procida
 

Detroit Pistons
 

Italy
 

Matteo Spagnolo
 

Minnesota Timberwolves
 

Lithuania
 

Rokas Jokubaitis
 

New York Knicks
 

 

Montenegro
 

Bojan Dubljevic
 

New York Knicks
 

Serbia
 

Vanja Marinkovic
 

Memphis Grizzlies
 

Serbia
 

Nikola Milutinov
 

Brooklyn Nets
 

Spain
 

Sergio Llull
 

New York Knicks
 

The following is a complete list of players who previously played in the NBA on FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 rosters*:
 

COUNTRY
 

NAME
 

Australia
 

Dante Exum
 

Brazil
 

Marcelinho Huertas
 

Brazil
 

Bruno Caboclo
 

Brazil
 

Cristiano Felicio
 

Brazil
 

Raul Neto
 

Canada
 

Kyle Alexander
 

China
 

Zhou Qi
 

Dominican Republic
 

Angel Delgado
 

France
 

Nando De Colo
 

France
 

Elie Okobo
 

France
 

Yakuba Ouattara
 

France
 

Guerschon Yabusele
 

Georgia
 

Tornike Shengelia
 

Germany
 

Isaac Bonga
 

Greece
 

Kostas Papanikolaou
 

Greece
 

Giorgos Papagiannis
 

Iran
 

Hamed Haddadi
 

Italy
 

Luigi Datome
 

Jordan
 

Rondae Hollis Jefferson
 

Latvia
 

Rodions Kurucs
 

Latvia
 

Dairis Bertans
 

Latvia
 

Anžejs Pasecniks
 

Lebanon
 

Omari Spellman
 

Lithuania
 

Ignas Brazdeikis
 

Lithuania
 

Mindaugas Kuzminskas
 

Lithuania
 

Donatas Motiejunas
 

Lithuania
 

Deividas Sirvydis
 

Mexico
 

Jorge Gutierrez
 

Montenegro
 

Marko Simonovic
 

Puerto Rico
 

Tremont Waters
 

Puerto Rico
 

John Holland
 

Serbia
 

Marko Guduric
 

Slovenia
 

Michael Tobey
 

South Sudan
 

Wenyen Gabriel
 

South Sudan
 

Mangok Mathiang
 

South Sudan
 

Marial Shayok
 

Spain
 

Álex Abrines
 

Spain
 

Victor Claver
 

Spain
 

Rodolfo Fernandez
 

Spain
 

Usman Garuba
 

Spain
 

Guillermo Hernangómez
 

Spain
 

Juan Hernangómez
 


*As of August 24, 2023 (all rosters subject to change)

Graphic: NBA Players on FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Rosters (Credit: NBA) (https://apo-opa.info/3KW6g9w).

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of National Basketball Association (NBA).


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