RENO, Nev. (KOLO) USA Basketball named Reggie Hearn to the 12-man roster to represent the United States for the November first-round FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers.
Currently playing in his fifth NBA G League season (fourth season with Reno), Hearn is averaging a career-high 17.7 points (.457 FG%, .417 3pt%, .846 FT%) to accompany 6.0 rebounds in three contests (all starts) with the Bighorns. The Northwestern product appeared in three contests for the Kings Summer League team before winning a gold medal at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup as a member of the U.S. National Team.
The 6-4 guard logged 21 minutes per game in five contests with the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup team in late August. He averaged 10.0 points (.471 FG%, .476 3pt%, .667 FT%), and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Hearn will be joined by 2017 USA Basketball AmeriCup teammates Larry Drew II (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Xavier Munford (Wisconsin Herd), and AmeriCup MVP Jameel Warney (Texas Legends). Rounding out the USA roster are Markel Brown (Oklahoma City Blue), Semaj Christon (free agent), Jarell Eddie (Windy City Bulls), Amile Jefferson (Iowa Wolves), Kennedy Meeks (Raptors 905), Elijah Millsap (Iowa Wolves), Donald Sloan (Texas Legends) and Travis Wear (South Bay Lakers). The team was selected by the USA Basketball World Cup Qualification Committee.
Former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy, who led the USA to a 5-0 record and the gold medal at the Aug. 25-Sept. 3 FIBA AmeriCup Championship, will serve as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team, while veteran international coach Mo McHone and former Georgetown University coach John Thompson III will serve as assistant coaches.
The USA will open training Nov. 17 in Greensboro, N.C., and will play two first-round games, versus Puerto Rico on Nov. 23 (7:30 p.m. EST) at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena in Orlando, and on Nov. 26 (5 p.m. EST) versus Mexico at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Fieldhouse in Greensboro, home of the Charlotte Hornets NBA G League affiliate Greensboro Swarm.
Complete 2017 USA World Cup Qualifying Team Roster Below:
NAME POS HGT WGT AGE 2017-18 TEAM/COLLEGE/HOMETOWN
Markel Brown G 6-3 185 25 Oklahoma City Blue/Oklahoma State/Alexandria, LA
Semaj Christon G 6-3 190 25 Free Agent/Xavier/Cincinnati, Ohio
Larry Drew II G 6-2 180 27 Sioux Falls Skyforce/UCLA/Woodland Hills, CA
Jarell Eddie G 6-7 218 26 Windy City Bulls/Virginia Tech/Concord, NC
Reggie Hearn G 6-4 209 26 Reno Bighorns/Northwestern/Fort Wayne, IN
Amile Jefferson F 6-9 222 24 Iowa Wolves/Duke/Philadelphia, PA
Kennedy Meeks C 6-10 277 22 Raptors 905/North Carolina/Charlotte, NC
Elijah Millsap F 6-6 225 30 Iowa Wolves/Louisiana/Grambling, LA
Xavier Munford G 6-3 190 25 Wisconsin Herd/Rhode Island/Newark, NJ
Donald Sloan G 6-3 205 29 Texas Legends / Texas A&M/Dallas, TX
Jameel Warney F 6-7 259 23 Texas Legends/Stony Brook/Plainfield, NJ
Travis Wear F 6-10 229 27 South Bay Lakers/UCLA/Long Beach, CA
Head Coach: Jeff Van Gundy, USA Basketball
Assistant Coach: Mo McHone, USA Basketball
Assistant Coach: John Thompson III, USA Basketball
Athletic Trainer: Ed Lacerte, ProSports Therapy, Inc. (Waltham and Westford, MA)
Team Physician: Stephen Foley, Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, SD)
Team Scout: Ken McDonald
Video Coordinator: Brad Jones