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Walker Kessler Learns Team USA World Cup Jersey Number

Aug 1, 2023, 1:57 PM | Updated: Aug 2, 2023, 11:12 am

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz center Walker Kessler officially has a Team USA jersey number for the 2024 FIBA World Cup.

The Jazz big man will wear number 14 as camp opens this week for Team USA.

USA Basketball shared the numbers for the 12 players on the Team USA roster on social media.

The team will be led by Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

The Team USA Roster is led by 12 of the brightest young stars in the NBA.

4: Tyrese Haliburton โ€“ G โ€“ Indiana Pacers
5: Mikal Bridges โ€“ F โ€“ Brooklyn Nets
6: Cam Johnson โ€“ F โ€“ Brooklyn Nets
7: Brandon Ingram โ€“ F โ€“ New Orleans Pelicans
8: Paolo Banchero โ€“ F โ€“ Orlando Magic
9: Bobby Portis โ€“ F โ€“ Milwaukee Bucks
10: Anthony Edwards โ€“ G โ€“ Minnesota Timberwolves
11: Jalen Brunson โ€“ G โ€“ New York Knicks
12: Josh Hart โ€“ G โ€“ New York Knicks
13: Jaren Jackson Jr. โ€“ F โ€“ Memphis Grizzlies
14: Walker Kessler – C – Utah Jazz
15: Austin Reaves โ€“ G โ€“ Los Angeles Lakers

Kessler is the only true center on the roster though both Jaren Jackson Jr. and Bobby Portis will earn minutes at the larger frontcourt spot.

When Is The 2023 FIBA World Cup?

The FIBA World Cup is set for August and will take place in the Philippines.ย Team USA is in Group C paired with Jordan, New Zealand, and Greece.

Before heading to the Philippines, Team USA will open training camp in Las Vegas on August 3. Their first exhibition game will be played against Puerto Rico on August 7.

Team USA will play exhibition games in Malaga against Slovenia and Spain on August 12-13.

The team will play a final exhibition game against Greece in Abu Dhabi on August 18.

Kessler and Team USA will then travel to compete in the FIBA World Cup group stage in Manila.

August 26: vs. New Zealand – 6:40 AM MST

August 28: vs. Greece – 6:40 AM MST

August 30: vs. Jordan – 2:4o AM MST

The quarterfinals will begin on September 5 and will conclude with the gold medal game on September 10.

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