Auburn’s Jared Harper Joins USA Basketball Team For February FIBA Playoffs | Auburn University Sports News
Jared Harper is ready to show off his talents in red, white and blue.
The former Auburn men’s basketball star was selected to the USA roster for two games this month as part of the FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifier.
Harper and Team USA will face Puerto Rico on February 24 and Mexico on February 27 in Washington, D.C.
This will mark Harper’s debut with Team USA.
The February matches are part of the qualification process for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
Harper, a 2019 Final Four team hero from Auburn, played with NBA G-League Birmingham squad this season, averaging 21.6 points and 6.4 assists in 25 games .
Harper and his squadron teammate Justin Wright-Foreman were both named to the February 2022 Team USA roster.
Training camp for the February games opened February 18 in Washington, D.C.
Harper saw time with the NBA playing for the New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns.
Harper played three seasons at Auburn from 2016 to 2019. At the 2019 NCAA Tournament, Harper was named Regional MVP of the NCAA Midwest Tournament. At Auburn, Harper became one of only three players in Auburn history to finish his career with 1,000 points and 500 assists.