November 15 – USA Basketball has announced that Lakeland Magic’s BJ Johnson will participate in the November 2021 USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team training camp and games on November 28 and 29.
The USA squad will train November 20-25 at the University of Houston and will participate in the first competition window of 2021-23 FIBA World Cup Qualifying games, which will be played in a bubble format in Chihuahua, Mexico. The Americans will face Cuba on November 28 and will meet host Mexico on November 29. The full 2021-23 FIBA World Cup Qualifying schedule is available at https://www.usab.com/mens/wc-qualifying/schedule.aspx.
Johnson currently leads the Lakeland Magic in points and rebounds per game. In four games played this season, Johnson has averaged 22.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in 35.9 minutes per game.
Former Magic two-way players Chasson Randle and Frank Mason III will also be joining Johnson to play with the USA team during the current qualifying window.
The Lakeland Magic are back in action on Friday, November 19 against the Greensboro Swarm. Tip off at the Greensboro Coliseum is set for 7:00 PM. The game will be available on NBAGLeague.com.