Metropolitan area natives Tyus Battle, Isaiah Briscoe and Eric Paschall were among 24 players named Tuesday afternoon to USA Basketball’s 24-member U19 World Championship Team training camp roster.
Training camp will run in Colorado Springs from June 13-20. The 24 participants will be pared down to 12 before the team leaves for Athens on June 21. The FIBA U19 World Championships will be held June 27-July 5 in Crete, Greece.
“It should be looked upon as a tremendous honor to be selected to tryout for this team, because the competition is so strong,” Syracuse head coach and USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee Chair Jim Boeheim said in a statement. “Our committee does a great job identifying players who will represent our country in international competition. We know that even in the training camp, the competition will be fierce.”
Briscoe, Jalen Brunson and Alonzo Trier were on the U18 National Team last summer, winning the FIBA Americas U18 Championship last summer to qualify for the United States for Greece. In 2013, a combined 10 of the 24 players played for either the U17 World Championship team or the FIBA Americas U16 team. Both squads won gold.
The U19 coaching staff will have a different look this summer after Billy Donovan left the University of Florida for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Arizona head coach Sean Miller has been promoted to head coach, Providence head coach Ed Cooley remains as an assistant and Dayton head coach Sean Miller has been added as the second assistant.
Donovan steered the U19 World Championship team in 2013 and U18 teams to FIBA Americas gold in 2012 and 2014. He is likely to be heavily considered as Mike Krzyzewski’s successor if and when the Duke head coach steps down as National Team head coach following the 2016 Rio Olympics.
PLAYER HT WT POS AGE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL CITY ST
Tyus Battle6’6″ 215 SG 17.6 HS Gill St. Bernard’s Edison NJ
Justin Bibbs6’5″ 220 SG 19.3 Virginia Tech Montverde Academy Dayton OH
Isaiah Briscoe6’3″ 218 PG 19.1 Kentucky Roselle Catholic Union NJ
Jalen Brunson6’2″ 200 PG 18.7 Villanova Stevenson Lincolnshire IL
Brekkott Chapman6’8″ 200 SF/PF 19.1 Utah Roy Roy UT
Vincent Edwards6’7″ 220 SF 19.1 Purdue Middletown Middletown OH
Jawun Evans6’1″ 177 PG 18.8 Oklahoma State Kimball Simpsonville SC
Terrance Ferguson6’5″ 161 SG 17.0 HS Prime Prep Flower Mound TX
Harry Giles6’10” 230 PF 17.1 HS Wesleyan Christian Acad Winston-Salem NC
Josh Jackson6’8″ 184 SF 18.3 HS Justin-Siena HS Southfield MI
Riley LaChance6’2″ 194 PG 19.1 Vanderbilt Central Brookfield WI
T.J. Leaf6’8″ 198 SF 18.0 HS Foothills Christian Lakeside CA
Silas Melson6’4″ 178 SG 18.7 Gonzaga Jefferson Jefferson OR
Malik Monk6’4″ 185 SG 17.3 HS Bentonville Bentonville AR
Chinanu Onuaku6’10” 230 C 18.5 Louisville Riverdale Baptist Lanham MD
Eric Paschall6’6″ 205 SF 18.5 Fordham St. Thomas More Westchester NY
L.J. Peak6’5″ 215 SG 19.3 Georgetown Whitney Young Magnet Gaffney SC
Malik Pope6’10” 205 SF 18.8 San Diego State Laguna Creek Elk Grove CA
Diamond Stone6’10” 250 PF 18.3 Maryland Dominican Milwaukee WI
Caleb Swanigan6’8″ 271 PF 18.1 Michigan State Homestead HS Fort Wayne IN
Jayson Tatum6’8″ 190 SF 17.2 HS Chaminade College Prep St. Louis MO
Allonzo Trier6’5″ 199 SG 19.3 Arizona Findlay Prep Tulsa OK
Thomas Welsh7’0″ 245 C 19.3 UCLA Loyola Redondo Beach CA
Seventh Woods6’1″ 170 PG 16.8 HS Hammond School Columbia SC