From our friends at USA Basketball:
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (May 12) – Seventeen of the nation’s top 19-and-unders, including seven possessing prior USA Basketball experience, have accepted invitations from the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team training camp, USA Basketball today announced. The training camp, which will be held June 17-24 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be used to select the 12-member team that will represent the USA at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship.
The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee, chaired by NCAA representative Jim Boeheim (head coach, Syracuse University), is expected to announce on June 19 finalists for the 12-member USA U19 World Championship Team roster. Training camp for the selected finalists will begin in the afternoon on June 19, with the official 12-member USA roster being announced prior to the teams’ departure for Europe on June 24. The 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men is being held June 30-July 10 in Valmiera, Liepaja and Riga Latvia.
“Between the coaching staff and the 17 players that will be participating in the USA U19 training camp, we believe we have assembled another outstanding group who should give us an excellent opportunity to defend our U19 World Championship gold medal,” said Boeheim. “The USA Basketball Men’s Collegiate Committee again did an excellent job of identifying a very talented group of young players who will compete during the first three days of the training camp for a roster position on the USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team.”
Accepting invitations to attend the 2011 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team training camp were: Keith Appling (Michigan State/Detroit, Mich.); Melsahn Basabe (Iowa/Glen Cove, N.Y.); Brad Beal (Chaminade College Prep/St. Louis, Mo.); James Bell (Villanova/Orlando, Fla.); Anthony Brown (Stanford/Huntington Beach, Calif.); Trevor Cooney (Sanford School/Wilmington, Del.); Allen Crabbe (California/Los Angeles, Calif.); Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Michigan/Miami, Fla.); Joe Jackson (Memphis/Memphis, Tenn.); Jeremy Lamb (Connecticut/Norcross, Ga.); Meyers Leonard (Illinois/Robinson, Ill.); Doug McDermott (Creighton/ Ames, Iowa); Travis McKie (Wake Forest/Richmond, Va.); Tony Mitchell (North Texas/Dallas, Texas); Richard Solomon (California/Los Angeles, Calif.); Josiah Turner (Quality Education Academy/ Sacramento, Calif.); and Patric Young (Florida/Jacksonville, Fla.).
Seven of the players possess prior USA Basketball experience including one member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship gold medalist team and three players from the 2010 USA U18 National Team that captured gold at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.