Jeff Van Gundy

© Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

USA Basketball Comes to Vegas in Sept. Against Uruguay

Game Part of Qualifying Round for FIBA World Championship

July 16, 2018 - 2:43 pm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — USA Basketball's quest to qualify for next year's FIBA World Cup will resume Sept. 14 in Las Vegas, where the Americans will face Uruguay.

That will be the first U.S. game in the second qualifying round for next year's world championships in China.

Like the first round, the U.S. will continue being coached by Jeff Van Gundy and will have a roster made up primarily of G League players. The Americans went 5-1 in the first round.

The U.S. and Uruguay are among 12 teams from the Americas zone vying for seven World Cup spots. The others are Argentina, Panama,

Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Canada, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Second-round qualifying ends in late February. The World Cup begins in August 2019.