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Joel Berry II Chosen for USA Basketball's November 2018 World Cup Qualifying Team

November 20, 2018 - NBA G League (G League) - South Bay Lakers News Release

EL SEGUNDO - South Bay Lakers guard Joel Berry II was chosen for the 12-man USA roster for the November second-round FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, it was announced today by USA Basketball.

Berry II is currently in his first season with the South Bay Lakers and has posted averages of 8.1 points and 2.3 assists through the team's first seven games. The North Carolina product appeared in 144 games (112 starts) in his collegiate career, averaging 12.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 27.6 minutes. Berry II won a National Championship with North Carolina in 2017 and was named Final Four Most Outstanding Player.

The USA will train Nov. 23-25 at the Houston Rockets' practice facility and will continue second-round action with a pair of road games: Nov. 29 versus Argentina in La Rioja, Argentina, and Dec. 2 versus Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy, who has led the USA to a 7-1 record in FIBA Americas World Cup Qualifying action and directed the USA to a 5-0 record and the gold medal at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup Championship, again is head coach of the USA Basketball Men's World Cup Qualifying Team. Former University of Georgia head coach Mark Fox and former Georgetown University coach John Thompson III are serving as assistant coaches.


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