COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Former Chattanooga Mocs males’s basketball sharp-shooter and present NBA G League member Matt Ryan (’20) has been chosen to USA Basketball’s February 2021 FIBA World Cup Qualifying Crew, the group introduced on Tuesday.
The USA squad will open coaching camp Feb. 18 in Washington, D.C., and can take part within the second competitors window of 2021-23 FIBA World Cup Qualifying video games that may see the People face Puerto Rico (1-1) on Feb. 24 and Mexico (2-0) on Feb. 27. Each video games can be performed on the Leisure and Sports activities Enviornment in Washington, D.C.
Tickets for each video games at the moment are on sale and vary from $10 (plus Ticketmaster charges) to $100 (plus Ticketmaster charges) for courtside seating. For ticket info, go to Ticketmaster or USAB.com/tickets. The complete 2021-23 FIBA World Cup Qualifying schedule is on the market here.
In comparable style to his Chattanooga days, Ryan at present averages 18.6 factors, 3.6 rebounds and a couple of.3 assists per recreation for the Grand Rapids Gold squad of the NBA G League. He is posted three video games with 33+ factors and an extra 4 video games with 21+ factors for the Gold since January 5.
Throughout his time at UTC in 2019-20 (graduate switch from Vanderbilt), Ryan grew to become the primary Moc to attain 500 (507) factors in a season since 2014 and marked simply the 16th 500+ level season within the NCAA DI period (1978) for this system. He scored in double figures 28 occasions together with eight occasions with 20 or extra to guide the staff in scoring at 15.4 factors per recreation.
A perennial risk from deep, Ryan linked on 88 made threes throughout the season, which marked essentially the most for a Moc since 2011, and featured 25 video games with a number of treys. His 10-straight recreation streak of two or extra threes tied for the fourth-longest run in program historical past. Ryan was chosen the 2019-20 All-Southern Convention Second Crew.
Matt Ryan can be returning to the Roundhouse to pay a go to to the present squad’s historic season on Thursday night time when UTC hosts UNCG at 7 p.m. ET with an opportunity to clinch the Southern Convention Common Season title.
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2021 USA World Cup Qualifying Crew & Coaches
Chosen for the February 2021 USA World Cup Qualifying Crew had been Jordan Bell (Fort Wayne Mad Ants/Oregon), Tarik Black (Grand Rapids Gold/Kansas), Brian Bowen II (Iowa Wolves), Langston Galloway (School Park Skyhawks/Saint Joseph’s), Jared Harper (Birmingham Squadron/Auburn), Joe Johnson (Free Agent/Arkansas), Juwan Morgan (Maine Celtics/Indiana), Matt Ryan (Grand Rapids Gold/Chattanooga), David Stockton (Memphis Hustle/Gonzaga), Rayjon Tucker (Wisconsin Herd/Little Rock), Paul Watson (Free Agent/Fresno State) and Justin Wright-Foreman (Birmingham Squadro/Hofstra).
Former NBA head coach Jim Boylen, who directed the USA staff throughout the November 2021 World Cup Qualifying video games in Chihuahua, Mexico, will once more function head coach of the USA Basketball Males’s World Cup Qualifying Crew. Additionally returning to the sidelines as assistant coaches are USA Basketball skilled coaches Ty Ellis and Othella Harrington.
About 2021-23 FIBA World Cup Qualifying
That includes 16 nationwide groups from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, the 2021-23 FIBA World Cup Qualifying Match for the Americas zone options 4 preliminary spherical teams, and every group consists of 4 groups. The highest three groups from every group will qualify for the second spherical. Following the second spherical, the three high groups from every group, and the highest fourth-placed staff, will qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
The USA was drawn into Group D, and is joined by Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Group A consists of Argentina, Panama, Paraguay and Venezuela; Group B is made up of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay; and Group C consists of Bahamas, Canada, Dominican Republic and U.S. Virgin Islands.
A complete of 80 nationwide groups from FIBA’s 4 areas will compete within the FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers over 15 months, seeking to earn a qualifying berth into the 32-team FIBA World Cup competitors that can be held Aug. 25-Sept. 10, 2023, within the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup marks the primary time a number of international locations will host the occasion.
Underneath the FIBA World Cup qualifying format, two video games per window can be performed and a complete of six home windows can be held to qualify groups for the 2023 World Cup. Every competitors window is 9 days. The primary-round competitors home windows dates had been Nov. 22-30, 2021; Feb. 21-March 1, 2022; and June 27-July 5, 2022; whereas the second-round dates are set for Aug. 22-30, 2022; Nov. 7-15, 2022; and Feb. 20-28, 2023.
Every FIBA zone will qualify a set variety of groups for the 2023 World Cup. Japan and the Philippines mechanically will qualify for the 2023 World Cup as host international locations, and Indonesia mechanically will qualify as a number whether it is among the many greatest eight groups out of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup. Moreover, the highest 5 groups in Africa; the highest seven groups within the Americas; the highest 5 – 6 groups within the Asia/Oceania zone, relying on Indonesia’s outcomes on the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup; and the highest 12 groups from Europe will qualify for the 2023 World Cup.
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