Latest International basketball News

Gay scores 21 as the Spurs defeat 76ers 123-96

Dec. 18, 2018 12:20 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — While the San Antonio Spurs search for their identity as a team, Rudy Gay is showing that he has returned to form. Gay had 21 points and LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan each added 20 as San Antonio defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 123-96 on Monday night. "I think we're starting to...

Pacers hire NBA's 1st female assistant general manager

Dec. 17, 2018 1:00 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA's Indiana Fever and helped oversee...

NBA making a 'long-term play' in Africa

Nov. 29, 2018 5:19 AM EST

SALY, Senegal (AP) — Timothy Ighoefe is an intimidating defender at 6-foot-11 and 245 pounds. Still, the Nigerian knows he must improve if his decision to play basketball instead of soccer is going to pay off and take him to the NBA. The 18-year-old Ighoefe has committed to play for Patrick Ewing at...

Can basketball save the world? New NYU course says yes

Nov. 29, 2018 3:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball is moving from the court to the classroom at NYU, though students won't be tested on dribbling or shooting. Nor will they spend much time on the game's role as exercise or entertainment. The theme is how it can save the world. That's the ambitious belief of professor David...

Jeff Van Gundy has Americans on brink of World Cup berth

Nov. 28, 2018 12:19 PM EST

The challenge that Jeff Van Gundy accepted 16 months ago was a daunting one: Take a group of G League players, and turn them into a team that would be good enough to earn USA Basketball a spot in next year's FIBA World Cup. It was harder than he imagined. Van Gundy hasn't had one team for World Cup qualifying...

Tyler Zeller looking forward to USA Basketball debut

Nov. 27, 2018 12:38 PM EST

Tyler Zeller spent the last few weeks waiting for a team to call. His country came through. When USA Basketball resumes its quest to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Zeller will be wearing the red, white and blue in an international game for the first time. The NBA veteran and current free agent is one of the...

Notre Dame shines at Vancouver Showcase

Nov. 26, 2018 12:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a great week of basketball north of the border with the Vancouver Showcase. Top-ranked Notre Dame won the inaugural Canadian tournament, rallying from a 14-point deficit in the first half to beat No. 9 Oregon State. The Irish remained unbeaten with the 91-81 victory Saturday. The...

Julian Washburn added to USA Basketball's World Cup roster

Nov. 25, 2018 2:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — USA Basketball has added Julian Washburn to its roster for looming FIBA World Cup qualifying games at Argentina and Uruguay. Washburn is replacing Jarnell Stokes on the 12-man roster. The games Thursday at Argentina and next Sunday at Uruguay will be the first ones Washburn participates in...

Hachimura thriving as No. 3 Gonzaga's go-to player

Nov. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EST

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Rui Hachimura arrived at Gonzaga as an intriguing prospect who spoke very limited English. He spent his first season in Spokane acclimating to the new language and culture while watching the Zags reach the national title game. Hachimura's role increased as a sophomore, though he was...

USA Basketball picks roster for World Cup qualifiers

Nov. 20, 2018 4:39 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball has picked the 12 players who will compete in the next two-game round of qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Most of the picks are coming from the G League — Joel Berry II, Reggie Hearn, Scotty Hopson, John Jenkins, DeAndre Liggins, Chasson Randle,...