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U-19 World Championship team makes cuts

Posted on: June 19, 2011 12:33 pm
Edited on: June 19, 2011 12:39 pm

By Jeff Goodman

Today was cut-down today for the men’s U19 World Championship team.

According to a source, the team is now down to 13 – with one more cut coming prior to Wednesday. I’ve been told that it’s likely Keith Appling and James Bell fighting for the final spot.

The team will begin training camp today through Wednesday and will then leave for Latvia, where it’ll compete for the FIBA U-19 World Championships.

First, we’ll start with those that made the team:

* players who are incoming college freshmen. 

Keith Appling, G, Michigan State
James Bell, G, Villanova
Anthony Brown, G, Stanford
* Jahii Carson, G, Arizona State
Tim Hardaway Jr., G, Michigan
Joe Jackson, G, Memphis
Jeremy Lamb, G, UConn
Meyers Leonard, C, Illinois
Khyle Marshall, F, Butler
Javon McCrea, F, Buffalo
Doug McDermott, F, Creighton
Tony Mitchell, F, North Texas
Patric Young, C, Florida

These were those that have been cut:

Melsahn Basabe, F, Iowa
* Trevor Cooney, G, Syracuse
Allen Crabbe, G, California (suffered a broken nose and a concussion)
Travis McKie, F, Wake Forest
Richard Solomon, F/C, California
Scottie Wilbekin, G, Florida
Cameron Wright, G, Pittsburgh

Category: NCAAB

Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:17 pm

U-19 World Championship team makes cuts

Keith Appling is from Mich St. He is a possible cut however.

Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:14 pm

U-19 World Championship team makes cuts

If you can read......Keith Appling comes from Mich St. although he is a possible cut.

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: June 20, 2011 1:37 am

Where are the stars?

Looking at the list of cuts and the team does it strike anyone else as strange that not one player comes from Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State. Kentucky or UCLA? We know these schools, year in and year out, sign the top players in the country, Are they withholding their players from playing for the USA? This has not been true in the past so why this year?

The Under-19 team is a big deal in Europe. After finally winning the world championship last summer the followup on the Under-19 would be nice. ISA won the gold last time. Can we do it again? Does anyone care?

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