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Monday / July 4.
  • Twenty-Seven Athletes Invited To USA Men’s U18 Training Camp

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    USA Basketball today announced 27 athletes expected to participate at the 2022 USA Basketball Men’s U18 FIBA Americas Championship National Team training camp from May 26 – June 2 in Houston.

    The athletes will vie for one of 12 spots on the USA Basketball U18 National Team that will compete at the 2022 FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Tijuana, Mexico, from June 6 – 12.

    Training camp participants and coaches were selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee and will represent the high school graduating classes of 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.

    Representing the class of 2021 is Corey Floyd.

    The class of 2022 will be represented by Mark Armstrong, Amari Bailey, Anthony Black, Eric Dailey Jr., Dior Johnson, Ty Rodgers, Nick Smith Jr., Seth Trimble, Jordan Walsh, Kel’el Ware and Cam Whitmore.

    Expected to participate from the class of 2023 are Matt Bewley, Omaha Biliew, Xavier Booker, Kanaan Carlyle, Stephon Castle, Isaiah Collier, Caleb Foster, Brandon Gardner, Brandon Garrison, Gregory ‘GG’ Jackson, Carter Lang, Jared McCain, Ja’Kobe Walter and Bryson Warren.

    From the class of 2024 is Derik Queen.

    Bailey, Black, Smith, Ware and Whitmore represented USA Basketball in a 102-80 win over the World Select Team at the 2022 Nike Hoop Summit in April, while Dailey Jr. was a member of the gold medal-winning 2021 USA Basketball 3×3 U18 World Cup Team. Bailey was also a member of the 2019 USA Basketball U16 National Team that compiled a 6-0 record en route to the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship. 

    Additionally, Bewley, Booker, Carlyle, Collier, Garrison, Jackson, McCain, Walter and Warren all participated at the 2022 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team minicamp in New Orleans last month.

    USA Basketball recently announced the U18 National Team coaching staff, which will be led by University of Colorado’s Tad Boyle.

    Including 2018, USA has won gold in nine of 11 of the FIBA U18 Americas Championships since the event’s inception in 1990.

    2022 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team
    (Training Camp Roster) 
    Name
     
    Age*
     
    Height
     
    Class
     
    High School
     
    College (Commit)
     
    Hometown
     
    Mark Armstrong
     
    18
     
    6-3
     
    2022
     
    St. Peter’s Prep
     
    Villanova
     
    South Orange, NJ
     
    Amari Bailey
     
    18
     
    6-4
     
    2022
     
    Sierra Canyon HS
     
    UCLA
     
    Chatsworth, CA
     
    Matt Bewley
     
    18
     
    6-8
     
    2023
     
    Overtime Elite
     

     
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
     
    Omaha Biliew
     
    17
     
    6-8
     
    2023
     
    Link Year Prep
     

     
    Waukee, IA
     
    Anthony Black
     
    18
     
    6-7
     
    2022
     
    Duncanville HS
     
    Arkansas
     
    Duncanville, TX
     
    Xavier Booker
     
    17
     
    6-10
     
    2023
     
    Cathedral HS
     

     
    Fishers, IN
     
    Kanaan Carlyle
     
    17
     
    6-2
     
    2023
     
    Milton HS
     
    Stanford
     
    Alpharetta, GA
     
    Stephon Castle
     
    17
     
    6-6
     
    2023
     
    Newton HS
     
    Connecticut
     
    Covington, GA
     
    Isaiah Collier
     
    17
     
    6-3
     
    2023
     
    Wheeler HS
     

     
    Marietta, GA
     
    Eric Dailey Jr.
     
    18
     
    6-6
     
    2022
     
    IMG Academy
     

     
    Bradenton, FL
     
    Corey Floyd
     
    18
     
    6-3
     
    2021
     
    Roselle Catholic HS
     
    Providence^
     
    Franklin, NJ
     
    Caleb Foster
     
    17
     
    6-4
     
    2023
     
    Oak Hill Academy
     
    Duke
     
    Harrisburg, NC
     
    Brandon Gardner
     
    17
     
    6-7
     
    2023
     
    Word of God
     

     
    Waynesboro, GA
     
    Brandon Garrison
     
    18
     
    6-9
     
    2023
     
    Del City HS
     

     
    Oklahoma City, OK
     
    Gregory ‘GG’ Jackson
     
    17
     
    6-8
     
    2023
     
    Ridge View HS
     
    North Carolina
     
    Camden, SC
     
    Dior Johnson
     
    18
     
    6-2
     
    2022
     
    Southern Cal Academy
     
    Oregon
     
    Kingston, NY
     
    Carter Lang
     
    17
     
    6-10
     
    2023
     
    St. Anne’s – Belfield
     

     
    Charlottesville, VA
     
    Jared McCain
     
    18
     
    6-2
     
    2023
     
    Centennial HS
     
    Duke
     
    Sacramento, CA
     
    Derik Queen
     
    17
     
    6-9
     
    2024
     
    Montverde Academy
     

     
    Baltimore, MD
     
    Ty Rodgers
     
    18
     
    6-6
     
    2022
     
    Thornton HS
     
    Illinois
     
    Saginaw, MI
     
    Nick Smith Jr.
     
    18
     
    6-4
     
    2022
     
    North Little Rock HS
     
    Arkansas
     
    Jacksonville, AR
     
    Seth Trimble
     
    17
     
    6-2
     
    2022
     
    Menomonee Falls HS
     
    North Carolina
     
    Menomonee Falls, WI
     
    Jordan Walsh
     
    18
     
    6-7
     
    2022
     
    Link Year Prep
     
    Arkansas
     
    Cedar Hill, TX
     
    Ja’Kobe Walter
     
    17
     
    6-5
     
    2023
     
    McKinney HS
     

     
    McKinney, TX
     
    Kel’el Ware
     
    18
     
    7-0
     
    2022
     
    North Little Rock HS
     
    Oregon
     
    North Little Rock, AR
     
    Bryson Warren
     
    17
     
    6-2
     
    2023
     
    Overtime Elite
     

     
    Sherwood, AR
     
    Cam Whitmore
     
    17
     
    6-6
     
    2022
     
    Archbishop Spalding HS
     
    Villanova
     
    Odenton, MD
     
    * Ages listed are as of May 10, 2022
    ^ Redshirt at Connecticut for freshman season (2021-22) and is transferring to Providence

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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.