As Workforce USA gears as much as compete in opposition to Canada for the bronze medal within the FIBA World Cup, Andre Drummond, a former member of the nationwide squad, shared his ideas on their current loss to Germany within the semi-final.
Drummond, who secured Gold with Workforce USA on the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, highlighted the outstanding development of basketball on the worldwide stage. He emphasised that the ability stage of worldwide gamers has considerably improved through the years.
Whereas acknowledging the competitiveness of the sport and the tenacity of the German crew, Drummond additionally expressed his help for the American squad. Regardless of a tricky loss, he recommended their efforts and resilience.
“This reveals you the expansion of basketball internationally, simply how good these gamers have gotten through the years. It’s no knock in opposition to the USA,” Drummond mentioned on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “These guys on the worldwide stage have gotten so significantly better. Their groups have gotten so significantly better. It’s no shock.
“They performed onerous, it was good recreation, photographs didn’t fall, couple of errors down the stretch affected them. However all in all it was run for them – they’ve the prospect to play for third [place] now. Simply acquired to make the very best of it.”