Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)— USA Basketball recently announced its official 12-man roster for the November USA World Cup Qualifying Team, and it includes VFL Scotty Hopson (2008-11).
Hopson, an All-SEC performers and 1,000-point scorer during his career on Rocky Top, now plays for the Thunder's NBA G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue.
Joining Hopson on the USA's November roster are: Joel Berry II, Reggie Hearn, John Jenkins, DeAndre Liggins, Eric Moreland, Chasson Randle, Cameron Reynolds, Richard Solomon, Travis Trice, Julian Washburn and Tyler Zeller.
Former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy is head coach of the USA Basketball Men's World Cup Qualifying Team. Former Georgia head coach Mark Fox and former Georgetown coach John Thompson III are serving as USA assistant coaches.
The USA squad trained this weekend at the Houston Rockets' practice facility and will continue second-round action of FIBA World Cup Qualifying play with a pair of road games, Thursday vs. Argentina in La Rioja, Argentina, and Dec. 2 vs. Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay.