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G-League players fill out U.S. roster for Basketball World Cup qualifiers

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 17: Basketball color commentator Jeff Van Gundy walks on the court before the championship game of the 2017 Summer League between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 110-98. NOTE TO USER: 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. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. has selected 12 players with G League experience to play in its upcoming Basketball World Cup qualifying games.

The Americans visit Mexico on Thursday and Cuba on Sunday in their final two games of the first round. The U.S. is 4-0 under Jeff Van Gundy and has already clinched its spot in the second round.

Van Gundy’s roster announced Monday was: Xavier Munford, Amile Jefferson, David Stockton, Alex Caruso, Taylor Braun, Trey McKinney Jones, Reggie Hearn, Jonathan Holmes, Kevin Jones, Nick Johnson, Rashawn Thomas and Marcus Thornton.

This is the first window of games in FIBA’s new qualifying system that didn’t fall during the season. Some NBA players have joined their national team rosters, but the Americans opted to remain with G Leaguers, as they did in the previous four games.