Twenty-four players invited to USA Basketball's U19 training camp
Twenty-four basketball players, including two current high school juniors, have accepted invitations to USA Basketball's 2013 Men's U19 World Championship Team training camp that will be held June 14-19 as the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Twenty-four basketball players, including two current high school juniors, have accepted invitations to USA Basketball's 2013 Men's U19 World Championship Team training camp that will be held June 14-19 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Here's a list of the 24 players trying out for the 12-player team:
- Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova)
- Bryce Alford (UCLA)
- Brandon Ashley (Arizona)
- Robert Carter (Georgia Tech)
- Damyean Dotson (Oregon)
- Kris Dunn (Providence)
- Javan Felix (Texas)
- Michael Frazier (Florida)
- Marcus Georges-Hunt (Georgia Tech)
- Shaq Goodwin (Memphis)
- Aaron Gordon (Arizona)
- Jerami Grant (Syracuse)
- Montrezl Harrell (Louisville)
- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Arizona)
- Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young High in Illinois)
- Rodney Purvis (Connecticut)
- James Robinson (Pittsburgh)
- Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)
- Jarnell Stokes (Tennessee)
- Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke)
- Devin Thomas (Wake Forest)
- Mike Tobey (Virginia)
- Nigel Williams-Goss (Washington)
- Justise Winslow (St. John's High in Texas)
Florida's Billy Donovan will coach the U19 World Championship Team.
His assistants will be Virginia Commonwealth's Shaka Smart and Virginia's Tony Bennett.
"We have a really impressive group of talented players," said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, the chair of the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee. "The FIBA U19 World Championship might be, from top to bottom, the most competitive competition FIBA conducts. Any of the teams competing have a real chance to win the U19 gold medal, as has been shown by six different countries winning the title over the last six U19 World Championships."
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