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All-Star Game takes on international format

December 10, 2017 GMT

The G League announced a new format for the All-Star Game, which will be 4:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Now called the NBA G League International Challenge, a 12-player team will face Mexico’s National Team. The G League USA team, to be coached by former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, will be chosen by a six-member USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Committee. The team is expected to also compete for the U.S. at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers against Cuba on Feb. 23 and Puerto Rico on Feb. 26. Mexico is ranked 15th in the world rankings.

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