USA Basketball Development Camp Invites Announced

USA Basketball Development Camp Invites Announced
Sep 15, 2015, 10:59 am
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DraftExpress will be in attendance in Colorado Springs from Friday through Sunday evaluating all the players on hand, as well as conducting interviews, posting and analyzing the measurements, and more.

(Via USA Basketball)

Fifty-seven of the nation's top high school-aged basketball players have [url=been named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team roster and 55 of the 57 are confirmed to participate in the 7th annual USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team minicamp that will be held Oct. 2-4 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The October minicamp will be used to continue player evaluations and to get a head start on preparations for several 2016 international competitions, including in the 19th annual Nike Hoop Summit, FIBA U17 World Championship and FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

Via DX database. Age listed with decimal point after position

Class of 2016 (High School Seniors)

Alterique Gilbert 5'11"  175  PG  17.9  Miller Grove Norcross GA
De'Aaron Fox 6'4"  160  PG  17.7  Cypress Lakes Katy TX
Frank Jackson 6'1"  165  PG  17.3  Lone Peak HS Highland UT
Harry Giles 6'10"  230  PF  17.4  Wesleyan Christian Acad Winston-Salem NC
Jarrett Allen 6'10"  220  C  17.4  St. Stephens Episcopal Austin TX
Jayson Tatum 6'8"  190  SF  17.5  Chaminade College Prep St. Louis MO
Jonathan Isaac 6'10"  185  SF  17.9  IMG Bronx NY
Josh Jackson 6'8"  184  SF  18.5  Justin-Siena HS Southfield MI
Josh Langford 6'5"  196  SG  18.6  Madison Academy Huntsville AL
Kobi Simmons 6'4"  170  PG  18.2  St. Francis Alpharetta GA
Malik Monk 6'4"  185  SG  17.6  Bentonville Bentonville AR
Markelle Fultz 6'4"  170  PG  17.2  DeMatha Catholic HS Upper Marlboro MD
Marques Bolden 6'11"  240  C  17.4  DeSoto DeSoto TX
Miles Bridges 6'8"  230  SF/PF  18.4  Huntington Prep Flint MI
Omari Spellman 6'9"  255  PF  18.2  MacDuffie School North Royalton OH
Terrance Ferguson 6'5"  161  SG  17.3  Prime Prep Flower Mound TX
Tyus Battle 6'6"  215  SG  17.9  Gill St. Bernard's Edison NJ
V.J. King 6'7"  190  SF  18.6  Paul VI Akron OH

Class of 2017

Jalek Felton 6'4"  182  SG  17.3  Mullins Mullins SC
Michael Porter 6'9"  190  SF/PF  17.2  Father Tolton Columbia MO
Mohamed Bamba 6'10"  195  PF  17.3  Westtown School Harlem NY
Trevon Duval 6'2"  185  PG  17.1  Advanced Prep New Castle DE
Alex Reese 6'9"  222  PF  16.3  Pelham HS Pelham AL
Justyn Hamilton 6'9"  195  PF  16.4  Independence HS Charlotte NC
Jarred Vanderbilt 6'8"  198  SF  16.4  Victory Prep Houston TX
Wendell Carter 6'10"  249  PF  16.4  Pace Academy Atlanta GA
Gary Trent 6'5"  195  SG  16.6  Apple Valley St. Paul MN
Troy Brown 6'5"  199  PG  16.1  Centennial Las Vegas NV
D'Shawn Schwartz 6'6"  200  SG  16.5  Sand Creek HS Colorado Springs CO
Kaleb Wesson 6'8"  299  C  16.1  Westerville Westerville OH
Jaylen Hands 6'2"  163  PG  16.5  Mater Dei San Diego CA
Markus Howard 5'10"  178  PG  16.5  Perry HS Gilbert AZ
Charles O'Bannon 6'4"  192  SF  16.5  Bishop Gorman Las Vegas NV
Austin Wiley 6'10"  241  PF  16.6  Spain Park Birmingham AL
David Sloan 5'10"  163  PG  16.3  Taylor County HS Campbellsville KY
Nojel Eastern 6'5"  185  SG  16.3  Evanston Chicago IL
Kevin Knox 6'8"  194  SF/PF  16.0  Tampa Catholic HS Tampa FL
Daejon Davis 6'3"  170  SG  16.4  Lakeside School Seattle WA
Jaylen Nowell 6'4"  176  SG  16.1  Garfield HS Seattle WA
Jalen Hill 6'7"  209  PF  15.7  Centennial HS Corona CA

Class of 2018

Marvin Bagley 6'11"  210  PF/C  16.5  Hillcrest Hoops Tempe AZ
E.J. Montgomery 6'9"  200  SF/PF  16.0  Montverde Academy Fort Pierce FL
Jordan Brown 6'10"  190  PF  15.7  Woodcreek HS Roseville CA
Jaedon LeDee 6'6"  202  SF  16.1  Kinkaid Houston TX
Javonte Smart 6'4"  175  PG  16.2  Scotlandville Magnet HS Baton Rouge LA
Nazreon Reid 6'9"  222  PF  16.0  Roselle Catholic HS Asbury Park NJ
Cameron Reddish 6'7"  185  SF  16.0  The Haverford School Philadelphia PA
Gerald Liddell 6'6"  163  SF    Byron P. Steele HS Cibolo TX
Darius Garland 6'1"  141  PG  15.6  Brentwood Academy Brentwood TN
Brandon Johns 6'7"  211  SF/PF  15.7  East Lansing HS Lansing MI
Carte'Are Gordon 6'7"  251  C  15.4  St. John Vianney HS St. Louis MO
Connor Vanover 7'2"  211  C  16.2  Arkansas Baptist Little Rock AR
Elijah Hardy 6'1"  153  PG  15.7  Bishop O'Dowd Oakland CA
Kezo Brown 6'1"  168  PG  15.7  Simeon Career Academy Chicago IL
Michael Barber 6'7"  197  SF  16.2  The Veritas School Jackson MS
Montez Mathis 6'2"  188  SG    Our Lady of Mount Carmel HS Baltimore MD
Robert Woodard 6'5"  214  SF  15.9  Columbus HS Columbus MS
Tre Jones 6'1"  166  PG  15.6  Apple Valley HS St. Paul MN

More from USA Basketball Press Release

“The USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp has become a vital part of our preparations for international competitions and keeping our pipeline to future USA Basketball teams full,” said Sean Ford, USA Basketball Men's National Team Director and Chair of the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee. “The roster is again a collection of talented players and impressive young men. The minicamp is an important part in the success USA Basketball has been able to achieve and maintain for the U16, U17, U18 and Nike Hoop Summit competitions.”

The 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp will again be led by Don Showalter (Iowa City H.S./Iowa City, Iowa), who has directed USA teams to seven gold medal finishes as head coach of the USA Basketball Junior National Team since 2009. Under Showalter, USA teams have won three straight FIBA U17 World Championships (2010, 2012, and 2014), four consecutive FIBA Americas U16 Championships (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015), while compiling a remarkable 43-0 overall win-loss record.

Showalter will be assisted during the minicamp by USA Junior National Team assistant coaches Miles Simon (California Supreme) and Sharman White (Miller Grove H.S., Ga.). Named as court coaches for the 2015 minicamp were Edwin Francis (Each One Teach One, Fla.), Eric Flannery (St. Edward H.S., Ohio) and LJ Goolsby (KC Run GMC, Kansas).

“The annual October Junior National Team minicamp is an important component in the success USA Basketball has been able to achieve and sustain at the U16-U18 international competitions,” said Showalter. “We have many of the top players for three different age groups attending the minicamp and not only will this help us get an early start in its preparations for next year's competitions, but it also affords the players with an opportunity to work and improve their games.

“I'm really looking forward to working with this group of players. This minicamp roster includes a lot of players who already have USA Basketball experience and who have won gold medals. It will also again be a pleasure to work with a great group of coaches who are helping out at the minicamp. This will be a great weekend for all of the players and it will help us get a head start with our preparations for the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship and the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship,” added Showalter

The 2015 minicamp schedule will see players arrive on Friday, Oct. 2, with training sessions conducted from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. (times listed are Mountain Daylight) on Saturday, Oct. 3, and from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4.

The collection of players for the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp features 18 members of the Class of 2018, 22 from the Class of 2017, and 18 players from the Class of 2016.

Thirty-six of the players attending the minicamp are eligible for selection for the 2016 USA Basketball Men's U17 World Championship Team (born on or after Jan. 1, 1999). Forty-nine are eligible for consideration for the 2016 USA Basketball U18 National Team (born on or after Jan. 1, 1998), while all 17 players from the Class of 2016 are eligible for consideration for the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit that will be help April 9 in Portland, Ore.

Forty-five of the 57 players have been involved in USA Basketball previously, including 24 who participated in the 2014 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp (Bagley III, Barber, Jordan Brown, Marquis Brown, Troy Brown Jr., Carter Jr., Duval, Eastern, Felton, Garland, Gordon, Hands, Howard, Johns, Montgomery Jr., Porter Jr., Reddish, Reid, Sloan, Smart, Vanderbilt, Vanover, Wiley, and Woodard).

Four players from the gold medalist 2015 USA U19 World Championship Team (Ferguson, Giles, Jackson and Tatum) are featured among the 57 players. All 12 members of the 2015 USA U16 National Team (Jordan Brown, Carter, Hill, Howard, Jones, Knox II, Nowell, Smart, Trent Jr., Vanderbilt, Vanover and Woodard II) that captured the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal and qualified the United States for the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, and six members of the gold medalist 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team (Battle, Ferguson, Giles, Jackson, King Jr., and Tatum), are also included on the roster.

Twenty-seven states have players included on the 2015-16 USA Junior National Team roster, led by Texas with seven; California has four; Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Missouri have three each; Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington each have two; and Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah each have one player included on the roster.

All 17 of the Class of 2016 players rank among ESPN's top 36 prospects, including 14 of the top 20 ranked players – Giles (#1), Tatum (#2), Jackson (#3), Monk (#5), Fox (No. 7), Isaac (No. 9), Ferguson (No. 10), Fultz (No. 12), Jackson (No. 14), Spellman (No. 16), Langford (No. 17), Simmons (No. 18), Allen (No. 19), Bolden (No. 20), King (No. 27), Gilbert (No. 28), and Battle (No. 36).

Among ESPN's Class of 2017 rankings, 16 players are among the top 50 - Porter (No. 2), Vanderbilt (No. 3), Carter (No. 4), Troy Brown Jr. (No. 6), Trent (No. 8), Felton (No. 9), Bamba (No. 10), Duvall (No. 13), Hands (No. 23), Howard (No. 26), O'Bannon Jr. (No. 31), Wiley (No. 33), Eastern (No. 39), Knox II (No. 45), Davis (No. 48), and Nowell (No. 49).

Additionally, 12 players from the Class of 2018 are found among ESPN's top 25 ranked players for the class, including Bagley III (No. 1), Montgomery Jr. (No. 3), Jordan Brown (No. 4), LeDee (No. 5), Smart (No. 6), Reid (No. 7), Reddish (No. 8), Liddell (No. 9), Garland (No. 10), Johns (No. 12), Gordon (No. 20) and Vanover (No. 24).

Since the inception of the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in 2009 and the FIBA U17 World Championship in 2010, USA Basketball men's teams have dominated the competitions and won seven consecutive gold medals and compiled a perfect 43-0 record at the U16 and U17 championships. Additionally, the United States has won three consecutive FIBA Americas U18 Championships and two straight FIBA U19 World Championships.

The USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee issued invitations to attend the minicamp. In addition to Ford, the committee includes National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) appointees John Olive (Torrey Pines H.S., Calif.) and Herman Harried (Lake Clifton Campus H.S., Md.); Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) representatives Rich Gray (St. Louis Eagles AAU, Mo.) and Boo Williams (Boo Williams AAU, Va.); At-large committee member Evan Daniels (, and athlete representatives Chauncey Billups, a 2010 FIBA World Championship gold medalist and a member of three USA Basketball teams, and Gerry McNamara, who played on the 2005 USA World University Games Team.

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