USA Basketball is gearing up for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, a two-week international tournament featuring 32 teams, being played in China from Aug. 31 through Sept. 15. The Utah Jazz will be well represented, with Rudy Gobert (France), Joe Ingles (Australia), and Donovan Mitchell (USA) all representing their home countries in the tournament.
While Gobert and Ingles are locks to play and be featured stars amongst their roster, Mitchell joined Team USA with some uncertainty on whether he could make the final roster. That quickly changed. After receiving an invite to join Team USA in early June, Mitchell faced an uphill battle to make the final roster, competing with fellow guards Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, James Harden, Bradley Beal, Kemba Walker, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. However, since June, all guards but Walker and Lowry have dropped their commitment to Team USA, leaving Mitchell with not only a spot on the roster, but likely a starting job.
Now, what can be expected from Mitchell when the team gets underway with an intrasquad scrimmage on Friday?
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