Twenty-four players have accepted invitations to attend the 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team Training camp June 5-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Ryan Arcidiacono
Neshaminy H.S./*Villanova Langhorne, PAJabari Bird
Salesian H.S./Undecided Vallejo, CANate Britt
Gonzaga College H.S./*North Carolina Upper Marlboro, MDRobert Carter
Shiloh H.S./*Georgia Tech Thomasville, GASam Dekker
Sheboygan Lutheran H.S./*Wisconsin Sheboygan, WIKris Dunn
New London H.S./*Providence Oakdale, CTShaq Goodwin
Southwest Dekalb H.S./*Memphis Decatur, GAJerami Grant
DeMatha Catholic H.S./*Syracuse Bowie, MDMontrezl Harrell
Hargrave Military Acad./*Virginia Tech Tarboro, NCAaron Harrison
Travis H.S. /Undecided Richmond, TXAndrew Harrison
Travis H.S./Undecided Richmond, TXJoel James
Dwyer H.S./*North Carolina West Palm Beach, FLJake Layman
King Phillip Regional H.S./*Maryland Wrentham, MA
Austin Nichols Briarcrest Christian HS, Eads TN 2013Rodney Purvis
Upper Room Christian/*N.C. State Raleigh, NCJulius Randle
Prestonwood Christian Academy./Undecided McKinney, TXJames Robinson
DeMatha Catholic H.S./*Pittsburgh Mitchellville, MDMarcus Smart
Marcus H.S./*Oklahoma State Flower Mound, TXJarnell Stokes
University of Tennessee Memphis, TNRasheed Sulaimon
Strake Jesuit College Prep/*Duke Houston, TXRobert Upshaw
San Joaquin Memorial H.S./*Fresno State Fresno, CATroy Williams
F 6-5 190 12/31/94 2013 Phoebus H.S. Hampton, VAAdam Woodbury
C 7-1 235 01/13/94 2012 East H.S./*Iowa Sioux City, IA
The 2012 USA U18 National Team will be led by a trio of experienced and successful college coaches at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, including Billy Donovan
(University of Florida) as head coach, with Mark Few (Gonzaga University) and Shaka Smart (Virginia Commonwealth University) as assistant coaches.
It will be important to learn to play together as a team in a short amount of time, Donovan said. We need to demonstrate great focus and teamwork and bring a high level of energy and effort every day in order to have success both in training camp and throughout the competition.
Following the first three or four days of training camp from June 5-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo., finalist for the team will be selected by the USA Men's Junior National Team Committee and will continue to train at the USOTC.
We have a very talented group of young players that will have a great chance of bringing home a gold medal in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, said Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University and Hall of Fame coach and chair of the USA Junior National Team Committee. As is the case each year, our USA Team will be up against the best players in their age group in the world. They will face great competition from the other participating countries.
The official, 12-member 2012 USA Men's U18 National Team will be selected prior to the team's departure for the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, which will be played June 16-20 in Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso, Brazil. Players eligible for this competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1994.
Eight teams will compete in the 2012 U18 zone qualifier, including the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The top fourfinishing teams in the tournament will qualify for next summer's 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship.
In addition to chair Boeheim, the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee includes NCAA appointees Lorenzo Romar
(University of Washington), Bruce Weber (Kansas State University) and Roy Williams (University of NorthCarolina), as well as athlete representative Jay Williams
(2002 USA World Championship Team).
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