Rudy Gobert, Nic Batum, Frank Ntilikina, Evan Fournier, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, and Nando de Colo highlighted the NBA experience on France's preliminary 15-player roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Head coach Vincent Collet named Batum, Golbert, De Colo, Fournier, Vincent Poirier, and Mathias Lessort as essential players on the team.

France are in Group G with the Dominican Republic, Germany and Jordan.