Stanford grad Randle named to Team USA basketball roster


Stanford's all-time leading scorer and 2015 All-American Chasson Randle was named to USA Basketball's World Cup Qualifying Team for its second-round games this month.

The 12-man roster, which features several players from NBA teams last season, is coached by Jeff Van Gundy.

Team USA, which is training in Las Vegas, will face Uruguay on Friday at UNLV's Cox Pavilion and then travel to Panama City for a matchup with Panama on Monday.

The contests are part of FIBA Americas World Cup Qualifying second round. Team USA posted a 5-1 record in Group C first-round play to advance, along with fellow Group C teams Puerto Rico (4-2) and Mexico (3-3).

Seven teams will qualify out of the FIBA Americas World Cup Qualifying second round and advance to the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The FIBA World Cup will be held in China Aug. 31 through Sept. 15 of 2019.

Randle, who recently played with the New Orleans Pelicans NBA Summer League team, signed with the Washington Wizards in July. Washington's training camp begins Sept. 26. Randle averaged 11.5 minutes over 26 games playing with the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers during the 2016-17 NBA season.

Randle enjoyed a decorated career at Stanford from 2011-15. A two-time All-Pac-12 First Team selection, Randle scored 2,375 career points to pass previous record holder Todd Lichti as the school's all-time leading scorer while ranking third in conference history.

Randle, who guided Stanford to only its fifth NCAA Sweet 16 appearance (2014) and two Postseason NIT championships (2012, 2015), also established school records in three-point field goals (304), three-point field goals attempted (787), field goals attempted (1,775), games played (144), games started (142) and minutes played (4,791).

Named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and a First Team academic All-American as a senior, Randle averaged a team-best 19.6 points and ranked 19th in the country with an 87.7 percent clip from the foul line.

Named the NIT's Most Outstanding Player, Randle averaged 23.6 points over the tournament run. During his final season, Randle scored in double figures in all but one game while also leading the Cardinal in assists (112) and steals (50). He was a finalist for the Wooden Award and the 2015 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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