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Derrick White was promoted to United States 2019 FIBA World Cup Roster

San Antonio’s young star receives National Team call-up after strong showing at USA Basketball Camp

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Derrick White has been promoted from the United States Select Team to the National Team roster for the upcoming 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, according to a report from NBA Analyst Ric Bucher.

De’Aaron Fox and Joe Harris received invitations to practice with the Senior Team when camp opened Monday, and the third-year guard is the latest player to join Team USA as they prepare for international play.

White led his squad in some neck-and-neck battles against the Senior Team in Las Vegas this week, and Select Team head coach Jeff Van Gundy has taken notice.

Even teammate Brook Lopez sang high praise for the Spurs’ burgeoning floor general to the national media.

From creating opportunities for teammates to delivering passes with pinpoint accuracy, the former Division II star has stood out from a talented pool of players day in and day out. Derrick was far from a lock to make the National Team when camp began, but if Bucher’s report is true, then he has a legitimate chance to compete for a final spot on the World Cup roster.

If he makes the final cut for the 2019 World Cup in Beijing, the experience could be monumental for his development. Several players have produced career years after representing the United States on the international scene, and Spurs fans won’t complain if Derrick White follows up a strong year-two with a breakout campaign in this coming season.