NBA Stars: Tracking Participation in the 2023 FIBA World Cup

Tracking Participation in the 2023 FIBA World Cup

The excitement is building as the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 approaches, set to tip off on August 25th with 32 nations battling for the prestigious Naismith trophy and the honor of national glory. Spanning from August 25th to September 10th, this tournament will unfold across the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia, promising a display of international basketball prowess. Once again, the FIBA World Cup serves as a stage for showcasing the NBA’s ever-growing global representation. From reigning MVPs like Joel Embiid, and Nikola Jokic, to Giannis Antetokounmpo, and emerging talents like Victor Wembanyama, the world’s attention is poised on these players as they bring their skills to the international arena.

Group A:
Angola: Roster not announced.
Dominican Republic: Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves), Lester Quinones (Golden State Warriors)
Italy: Simone Fontecchio (Utah Jazz)
Philippines: Jordan Clarkson (Utah Jazz)
Group B:

China: Kyle Anderson (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Serbia: Bogdan Bogdanovic (Atlanta Hawks), Aleksej Pokusevski (Oklahoma City Thunder), Nikola Jovic (Miami Heat), Filip Petrusev (Philadelphia 76ers)

South Sudan: Wenyen Gabriel (Los Angeles Lakers), Carlik Jones (Chicago Bulls)

Puerto Rico: No NBA players on the roster.

Group C:

Greece: Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)

Jordan: No NBA players on the roster.

New Zealand: No NBA players on the roster.

United States: Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic), Mikal Bridges (Brooklyn Nets), Jalen Brunson (New York Knicks), Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers), Josh Hart (New York Knicks), Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), Cameron Johnson (Brooklyn Nets), Walker Kessler (Utah Jazz), Bobby Portis (Milwaukee Bucks), Austin Reaves (Los Angeles Lakers)

Group D:

Egypt: No NBA players on the roster.

Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas (New Orleans Pelicans), Azuolas Tubelis (Philadelphia 76ers)

Mexico: No NBA players on the roster.

Montenegro: Nikola Vucevic (Chicago Bulls)

Group E:

Australia: Xavier Cooks (Washington Wizards), Dyson Daniels (New Orleans Pelicans), Dante Exum (Dallas Mavericks), Josh Giddey (Oklahoma City Thunder), Josh Green (Dallas Mavericks), Joe Ingles (Orlando Magic), Jock Landale (Houston Rockets), Patty Mills (Atlanta Hawks), Matisse Thybulle (Portland Trail Blazers), Jack White (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Finland: Lauri Markkanen (Utah Jazz)

Germany: Dennis Schroder (Toronto Raptors), Daniel Theis (Indiana Pacers), Franz Wagner (Orlando Magic), Moritz Wagner (Orlando Magic)

Japan: Yuta Watanabe (Phoenix Suns)


Group F:

Cape Verde: No NBA players on the roster.

Georgia: Goga Bitadze (Orlando Magic), Sandro Mamukelashvili (San Antonio Spurs)

Slovenia: Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)

Venezuela: No NBA players on the roster.


Group G:

Brazil: Raul Neto (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Cote d’Ivoire: No NBA players on roster.

Iran: No NBA players on roster.

Spain: Santi Aldama (Memphis Grizzlies), Usman Garuba (Atlanta Hawks)

Group H:

Canada: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder), RJ Barrett (New York Knicks), Dillon Brooks (Houston Rockets), Lu Dort (Oklahoma City Thunder), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Minnesota Timberwolves), Kelly Olynyk (Utah Jazz), Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks)

France: Frank Ntilikina (Free agent, most recently Dallas Mavericks), Nicolas Batum (LA Clippers), Evan Fournier (New York Knicks), Rudy Gobert (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Latvia: Davis Bertans (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Lebanon: No NBA players on the roster.


The 2023 FIBA World Cup is set to captivate basketball enthusiasts worldwide as NBA stars from across the globe come together to compete for national pride. From established MVPs to rising talents, these players will undoubtedly add their unique flair to this prestigious tournament, making it a spectacle of international basketball prowess and unity. Keep an eye on the courts as these players showcase their skills and aim to etch their names in FIBA World Cup history. Stay tuned for updates on the unfolding rosters as the event draws closer.


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