Arsalan Kazemi said he is interested in joining an NBA team soon.

Rice University's Kazemi scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds for Iran when his national team lost to the U.S. 88-51 in the FIBA World Championship.

"The Basketball World Championship is considered to be the equivalent of the FIFA World Cup. It was my life's most important tournament and I gained lots of experience in the competitions," Kazemi said.