Mason suited up for the USA with the September 2018 USA World Cup Qualifying Team and helped the USA to a 2-0 record. He started in the USA's two games, averaged 18.0 minutes, a team second-best 11.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and a team-high 5.0 assists a game, while shooting 77.5%(9-12 FGs) from the field and 66.7% (2-3 3pt FGs).
Teams from the Americas will qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 through six tournament windows over 15 months. The Qualifiers run from November 2021 to February 2023, with national sides playing home and away games in each of these event windows. Seven countries from the Americas will earn a spot to compete at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
The USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team (1-1) could not overcome a 31-12 third-quarter surge from Mexico (1-1), and the USA lost to the host country 97-88 in FIBA World Cup Qualifying play on Monday night in Chihuahua, Mexico. Mexico was 17-of-35 from 3-point in the game, including a game-high 27 points from Orlando Mendez, who shot 7-of-11 from behind the arc.
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Outscoring an upset-minded Cuba (0-1) 11-6 over the game's final 3:40, the USA (1-0) opened FIBA World Cup Qualifying play with a hard-fought 95-90 victory on Sunday in Chihuahua, Mexico. The USA will complete World Cup Qualifying window one play on Monday at 9 p.m. EST versus host Mexico (1-0).
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By winning the gold medal, the USA automatically qualified for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The United States had automatically qualified for the World Cup by virtue of the gold medal won by their 2012 Olympic team. The Americans were considered favorites to win the World Cup. The roster was filled with two players returning from the 2012 Olympic team, three from the 2010 FIBA Championship Team, while seven other NBA players made their senior international debuts.