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Thursday / December 1.
  • New York stars Boogie Fland, Ian Jackson and New Jersey’s D.J. Wagner make final USA Basketball U17 roster

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    USA Basketball announced the final 12 players for the 2022 USA Basketball Men’s U17 National Team.

    The 12, selected from 34 athletes who were invited to camp, will compete in the 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup in Malaga, Spain, July 2-10.

    Finalists were selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee and the roster represents the high school graduating classes of 2023, 2024 and 2025.  

    Representing the class of 2023 are Dennis Evans III, Jeremy Fears Jr., Ron Holland, Sean Stewart and DaJuan Wagner Jr.

    Representing the class of 2024 are David Castillo, Johnuel “Boogie” Fland, Ian Jackson, Karter Knox, and Asa Newell.

    The class of 2025 features Cooper Flagg and Koa Peat.

    Training camp is being led by U17 National Team head coach Sharman White (Pace Academy, Ga.), who is assisted by Eric Flannery (St. Edwards H.S., Ohio) and Steve Turner (Gonzaga College H.S., DC).  

    In the U17 competition, the USA will vie for its sixth-straight gold medal dating back to the event’s inception in 2010 and boasts a 37-0 record. 

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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.