Chasson Randle to attend USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying team training camp

By Capital City Go-Go | September 3, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Chasson Randle, whose rights were acquired by the Go-Go on August 23 via trade, will attend the USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team Training Camp in Las Vegas beginning on September 6. The full USA World Cup Qualifying Team training schedule is available at                                    

Randle will be one of 14 participants at the camp vying for a spot on the 12-man roster that will compete with USA’s September World Cup Qualifying Team. That team will square off against Uruguay on Sept. 14 (7 p.m. PDT) at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion, then meet Panama on Sept. 17 in Panama City. Former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy will return as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team. NBA G League Westchester Knicks head coach Mike Miller, and former Georgetown University coach John Thompson III, will serve as USA assistant coaches.

The players and coaching staff joining Randle at the camp are as follows:

September 2018 USA World Cup Qualifying Team Training Camp Roster

NAME                 POS  HGT  WGT   AGE  2017-18 TEAM/COLLEGE/HOMETOWN         

Bryce Alford       G      6-3     185      23       Oklahoma City Blue/UCLA/Albuquerque, NM

Dwayne Bacon    F       6-7     221      23       Charlotte Hornets/Florida State/Lakeland, FL

V.J. Beachem      F       6-8     200      23       South Bay Lakers/Notre Dame/Fort Wayne, IN

Jordan Crawford  G      6-4     195      29       New Orleans Pelicans /Xavier/Detroit, MI

Henry Ellenson   F       6-11   245      21       Detroit Pistons/Marquette/Rice Lake, WI

Reggie Hearn      G      6-4     209      26       Grand Rapids Drive/Northwestern/Fort Wayne, IN

Isaiah Hicks         C      6-9     242      24       Westchester Knicks/North Carolina/Oxford, NC

Dakari Johnson    C      7-0     255      22       Memphis Grizzlies/Kentucky/Brooklyn, NY

Frank Mason III  G      5-11   194      24       Sacramento Kings/Kansas/Petersburg, VA

Ben Moore          F       6-8     220      23       Fort Wayne Mad Ants/SMU/ Bolingbrook, IL

Chasson Randle  G      6-2     185      25       Capital City Go-Go/Stanford/Rock Island, IL

Travis Trice         G      6-2     177      25       Brisbane Bullet (Aus.)/Michigan St./Huber Heights, OH

Jameel Warney    C      6-7     259      24       Texas Legends/Stony Brook/Plainfield, NJ

Derrick White     G      6-5     195      24       Austin Spurs/Colorado/Parker, CO


Head Coach:  Jeff Van Gundy, USA Basketball

Assistant Coach:  Mike Miller, Westchester Knicks

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:  Mark Fox

Video Coordinator:  Luke Stanaland

The current two-time defending World Cup champion USA men have participated in 17 FIBA World Cups and have collected 12 medals – five gold medals (1954, 1986, 1994, 2010 and 2014), three silver medals (1950, 1959 and 1982) and four bronze medals (1974, 1990, 1998 and 2006). USA teams own an overall record of 123-27. Results from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will qualify seven teams for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Additionally, Olympic host, Japan, automatically qualified, and the final four nations will qualify through four FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments that will be held in 2020 in advance of the Olympics. The full USA Men’s release has been attached for full information on the team’s training camp.