Alex Caruso, Team USA Rout Cuba to Conclude World Cup Qualifiers

By Joey Ramirez | July 2, 2018

Alex Caruso is set to join the Lakers for summer league after donning the red, white and blue during USA Basketballโ€™s FIBA World Cup qualifying games this week.

Caruso and the Americans struggled on Thursday, shockingly falling to Mexico, 78-70. The two-way Laker contributed three steals, but uncharacteristically had only three points against seven turnovers.

However, Caruso and co. bounced back in style on Sunday, throttling Cuba, 93-62, to finish with a 5-1 record in qualifying competition.

Caruso was back in floor general mode for this contest, playing 24 turnover-free minutes while pitching in 11 points, including a sizzling crossover into a driving dunk.

The Second Team All-G League selection will not play with the Lakers at this weekโ€™s California Cup. Instead, he will join the team for the Las Vegas Summer League, which begins on Saturday night at 8:30 PT against Philadelphia.

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