Andre Drummond blocks a shot during the Team USA game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. (Kathy Willens / Associated Press)
The Pistons' Andre Drummond was one of 12 players selected Friday night to play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup.
USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo made the announcement following the Americans' 112-86 exhibition victory over Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden. The World Cup will be Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in Spain.
Drummond averaged 13.5 points and 13.2 rebounds for the Pistons last season, his second year in the NBA.
“I’m excited about the 12 players selected and feel we have excellent versatility and the makings of a really good defensive team,” said USA coach Mike Krzyzewski.
The other 11 members of the team are DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Rudy Gay (Sacramento Kings); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors).