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Monday / September 26.
  • USA Basketball announces finalists for U18 team

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    USA Basketball announced 17 finalists for the 2022 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team following three days of training camp in Houston.

    The finalists, selected from among 27 training camp invitees, will vie for one of 12 spots on the U18 National Team that will compete at the 2022 FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Tijuana, Mexico, from June 6-12. The final roster will be announced early next week before the team begins group play June 6 vs. the Dominican Republic.

    Finalists were selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee and represent the high school graduating classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024.

    The 2022 MU18 National Team finalists are Mark Armstrong Jr., Anthony Black, Xavier Booker, Kanaan Carlyle, Stephon Castle, Eric Dailey Jr., Caleb Foster, Brandon Garrison, Gregory ‘GG’ Jackson, Jared McCain, Derik Queen, Ty Rodgers, Seth Trimble, Jordan Walsh, Kel’el Ware, Bryson Warren and Cam Whitmore.

    Black, 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.

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

    Training camp is being run by 2022 U18 National Team coaching staff Tad Boyle (Colorado), Mike Boynton Jr. (Oklahoma State University) and Leon Rice (Boise State University).

    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 TeamFinalist Roster (Alphabetical)
    No.
     
    Name
     
    Age*
     
    Height
     
    Class#
     
    High School
     
    College (Commit)Hometown
     
    25
     
    Mark Armstrong Jr.18
     
    6-3
     
    2022
     
    St. Peter’s Prep
     
    Villanova
     
    South Orange, NJ
    37
     
    Anthony Black
     
    18
     
    6-7
     
    2022
     
    Duncanville HS
     
    Arkansas
     
    Duncanville, TX
    38
     
    Xavier Booker17
     
    6-10
     
    2023Cathedral HSFishers, IN
    39
     
    Kanaan Carlyle17
     
    6-2
     
    2023
     
    Milton HS
     
    Stanford
     
    Alpharetta, GA
    45
     
    Stephon Castle
     
    17
     
    6-6
     
    2023
     
    Newton HS
     
    Connecticut
     
    Covington, GA
    47
     
    Eric Dailey Jr.18
     
    6-6
     
    2022
     
    IMG Academy
     

     
    Bradenton, FL
    49
     
    Caleb Foster
     
    17
     
    6-4
     
    2023
     
    Oak Hill Academy
     
    Duke
     
    Harrisburg, NC
    83
     
    Brandon Garrison
     
    18
     
    6-9
     
    2023
     
    Del City HS
     

     
    Oklahoma City, OK
    51
     
    Gregory ‘GG’ Jackson
     
    17
     
    6-8
     
    2023
     
    Ridge View HS
     
    North CarolinaCamden, SC
     
    53
     
    Jared McCain
     
    18
     
    6-2
     
    2023
     
    Centennial HS
     
    Duke
     
    Sacramento, CA
    54
     
    Derik Queen
     
    17
     
    6-9
     
    2024
     
    Montverde Academy
     
    Baltimore, MD
    55
     
    Ty Rodgers18
     
    6-6
     
    2022
     
    Thornton HSIllinoisSaginaw, MI
    56
     
    Seth Trimble
     
    17
     
    6-2
     
    2022
     
    Menomonee Falls HSNorth CarolinaMenomonee Falls, WI
    60
     
    Jordan Walsh18
     
    6-7
     
    2022
     
    Link Year PrepArkansasCedar Hill, TX
    85
     
    Kel’el Ware
     
    18
     
    7-0
     
    2022
     
    North Little Rock HSOregon
     
    North Little Rock, AR
    58
     
    Bryson Warren
     
    17
     
    6-2
     
    2023
     
    Overtime Elite
     
    Sherwood, AR
    63
     
    Cam Whitmore
     
    17
     
    6-6
     
    2022
     
    Archbishop Spalding HSVillanova
     
    Odenton, MD
     
    * Ages listed are as of May 28, 2022



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