Written By USA Basketball
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.- Featuring 27 collegiate athletes overall and two USA Basketball veterans, training camp is set to begin for the 2013 USA Basketball Men's World University Games Team on June 24-30 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee.
Looking for one of 12 roster spots on the 2013 USA Basketball Men's World University Games Team will be: Eric Atkins (Notre Dame/Columbia, Md.); Markel Brown (Oklahoma State/Alexandria, La.);Deonte Burton (Nevada/Los Angeles, Calif.); Bryce Cotton (Providence/Tucson, Ariz.); Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado/Woodland Hills, Calif.); Yogi Ferrell (Indiana/Indianapolis, Ind.); Davante Gardner (Marquette/Suffolk, Va.); Treveon Graham (Virginia Commonwealth/Temple Hills, Md.); Jerian Grant (Notre Dame/Bowie, Md.); P.J. Hairston (North Carolina/Greensboro, N.C.); A.J. Hammons (Purdue/Gary, Ind.); Luke Hancock (Louisville/ Roanoke, Va.); Joe Harris (Virginia/Chelan, Wash.); Tyler Haws (BYU/Alpine, Utah); Andre Hollins (Minnesota/ Memphis, Tenn.); Rodney Hood (Duke/Meridian, Miss.); Josh Huestis (Stanford/Great Falls, Mont.); Cory Jefferson (Baylor/ Killeen, Texas); Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati/Yonkers, N.Y.); Alex Kirk (New Mexico/Los Alamos, N.M.); Devyn Marble (Iowa/Southfield, Mich.); Doug McDermott (Creighton/Ames, Iowa); Adreian Payne (Michigan State/Dayton, Ohio); Chasson Randle (Stanford/Rock Island, Ill.); Will Sheehey (Indiana/Stuart, Fla.); Aaron White (Iowa/Strongsville, Ohio); and Kendall Williams (New Mexico/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.).
Previously announced participants Quinn Cook (Duke/Washington, D.C.) and C.J. Fair (Syracuse/ Baltimore, Md.) are not able to attend.
The 2013 World University Games (WUGs) men's basketball competition will be played July 7-16 in Kazan, Russia. Finalists for the team are expected to be announced on June 26 or 27, and the 12-member roster will be announced prior to the team's departure for Russia on July 1.
Davidson College's Bob McKillop will lead the USA, with assistant coaches John Beilein of the University of Michigan and Frank Martin of the University of South Carolina. Additionally, Tad Boyle of the University of Colorado, Jim Kessler of Grace College (NAIA) and Matt Matheny from Elon University were tabbed as court coaches for training camp.
Training Camp opens on June 24 at 5 p.m. (MDT) in Sportscenter II at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and then continues with two-a-day practices through June 30. After departing for Russia on June 1, the USA is expected to have a practices on July 3, 5 and 6, and a friendly scrimmage on July 5 before beginning World University Games play on July 7.