|Lance Stephenson on Keith Spellman|
The training camp for that event then runs from July 4-10, also at Georgetown. “Hopefully, while we’re down there (at Georgetown), we can talk to some of the coaches,” Lance Stephenson Sr. said. If Stephenson makes the team, he would participate in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Formosa, Argentina July 14-18. He and Strickland would also miss the LeBron James US Skills Academy, to be held in Akron, Ohio July 5-9. Don Showalter of the USA Basketball Men’s Junior Development Committee said about 40 players, including Stephenson and Strickland, have been invited to try out for the team and that about 10 or 11 will make the squad. Stephenson and Strickland will be competing against rising college freshman and some players who completed their freshman year of college. “(Stephenson) is certainly as gifted as any underclassmen there,” Showalter said. “Obviously, those kids (Stephenson and Strickland) are really good and it’s going be a great experience for them playing with
older kids.” FOR MORE ON KANSAS **Read about the Morris Twins and what they will bring to Kansas next season. **Read about Tyshawn Taylor’s visit to the Kansas campus last week.