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Joe Johnson, two Nuggets G League players named to US roster for World Cup playoffs – The Denver Post

COLORADO SPRINGS – Joe Johnson has once again answered the call from USA Basketball.

A year out from his last playing experience with the national team, the 40-year-old Johnson was among 12 players announced on Tuesday as being on the roster for a pair of basketball World Cup qualifiers more later this month.

Also selected: Jordan Bell, Tarik Black, Brian Bowen II, Langston Galloway, Jared Harper, Juwan Morgan, Matt Ryan, David Stockton, Rayjon Tucker, Paul Watson and Justin Wright-Foreman. Most players come from the G League and most have at least a little NBA experience. Black and Ryan play with Grand Rapids Gold, the Nuggets’ G League team.

Jim Boylen, who led the Americans to a 1-1 record in two qualifiers in Mexico in November, will again coach the United States in those qualifiers. The Americans open camp on Friday, before facing Puerto Rico on February 24 and Mexico on February 27, both games in Washington.

Johnson – a seven-time NBA All-Star who has played a game with Boston this season – last played for USA Basketball in the AmeriCup qualifier in February 2021. Bowen and Stockton also have past experience in games USA Basketball qualifier.

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