Mar 11, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) makes a dunk as he is defended by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Drummond makes Team USA World Cup player pool

Andre Drummond made the list of 19 players under consideration for Team USA’s 12-man World Cup roster.

Only three centers – Drummond, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins – made the cut. However, in international play, the Americans might use plenty of small ball with a power forward at center.

At ProBasketballTalk, I projected the roster for the 2014 event:

PG: Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard

SG: Stephen Curry, James Harden

SF: Kevin Durant, Paul George, Kyle Korver

PF: Kevin Love, Blake Griffin

C: Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins

I consider Davis a lock if he wants a spot. Cousins previously had issues during his time with the U.S. national team, but I can’t shake the idea that he was invited back for a reason. If his potential weren’t so respected, he would have just been cut loose by now.

Still, Cousins and Drummond are running neck and neck. I could see either making the squad with a strong camp.

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