Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports:

Roddy Beaubois to play for French national team

Roddy Beaubois’ education will move into the accelerated program this summer when he will play for the French national team in the FIBA world championships.

With the blessing of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and president Donnie Nelson – and with countryman Tony Parker withdrawing from the team – Beaubois has been offered a spot on the national team and has accepted, Nelson confirmed Friday.

The 6-1 guard is coming off a promising rookie season and figures prominently into the Mavericks’ future.

InsideHoops.com Says: This dude looks legit. I think he has a bright future in the NBA.  His role, whether on the Mavs or elsewhere, will keep increasing.