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Friday / May 24.
  • U.S. U18 Roster Named

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    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, Colo., including one player with college experience and three players who represented the USA in the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit. The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team committee issued the player invitations.

    While rising sophomore Jarnell Stokes (University of Tennessee/Memphis, Tenn.) is the lone collegian attending camp, graduating high school seniors Gary Harris (Hamilton Southeastern/Fishers, Ind.);James Robinson (DeMatha Catholic H.S./Mitchellville, Md.); andRasheed Sulaimon (Strake Jesuit College Prep/Houston, Texas) suited up for the USA at the 15th annual Nike Hoop Summit.

    Also from the Class of 2012 are: Ryan Arcidiacono(Neshaminy H.S./Langhorne, Pa.); Robert Carter(Thomasville H.S./Thomasville, Ga.); Sam Dekker(Sheboygan Lutheran H.S./Sheboygan, Wis.); Kris Dunn(New London H.S./Oakdale, Conn.); Shaq Goodwin(Southwest Dekalb H.S./Decatur, Ga.); Jerami Grant(DeMatha Catholic/Bowie, Md.); Montrezl Harrell(Hargrave Military Academy/Tarboro, N.C.); Joel James(Dwyer H.S./West Palm Beach, Fla.); Jake Layman (King Phillip Regional H.S./Wrentham, Mass.); Devonta Pollard(Kemper County/Porterville, Miss.); Rodney Purvis(Upper Room Christian/Raleigh, N.C.); Marcus Smart(Marcus H.S./Flower Mound, Texas); Robert Upshaw(Edison H.S./Fresno, Calif.); and Adam Woodbury (East H.S./Sioux City, Iowa).

    Participants set to graduate in 2013 include: Jabari Bird (Salesian H.S./Vallejo, Calif.); Nathaniel Britt, II(Gonzaga H.S., D.C./Upper Marlboro, Md.); Aaron Harrison (Travis H.S./Richmond, Texas); Andrew Harrison(Travis H.S./Richmond, Texas); Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian Academy/ McKinney, Texas); and Troy Williams (Phoebus H.S./Hampton, Va.).

    (Release/Photo courtesy USA Basketball)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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