Rising Villanova sophomore, Ryan Arcidiacono will be heading to the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to try out for a spot on the USA Basketball U-19 FIBA World Championship squad.
Training Camp will be held June 14-19 in Colorado as the squad is pared down to a 12-man roster in preparation for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships. The finalized team will then train for three days in Washington, D.C., prior to departing for Czech Republic.
The World Championships will be held June 27 through July 7th in Prague. Florida's Billy Donovan will be the head coach for the team, with Shaka Smart from VCU and Virginia's Tony Bennett serving as assistants.
Jim Boeheim, Chairman of the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee, had the following to say:
"We have a really impressive group of talented players and a large number of the players have USA Basketball and college experience. Selecting our 12-man U19 team will be extremely difficult, but the committee is excited and confident that we will be able to field another strong USA team. The FIBA U19 World Championship might be from top to bottom the most competitive competition FIBA conducts. Any of the teams that are competing have a real chance to win the U19 gold medal as has been shown by six different countries winning the title over the last six U19 World Championships."
A committee comprised of Boeheim, Davidson's Bob McKillop, Purdue's Matt Painter, Washington's Lorenzo Romar and Villanova alumnus and coaching staffer Curtis Sumpter, will ultimately be picking the team's roster.
Players must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1994 to be eligible for this tournament.
Here is the press release from Villanova.
|Ryan Arcidiacono||G||6-3||190||03/26/94||2016||Villanova||Langhorne, PA|
|Bryce Alford||G||6-3||175||01/18/94||2013||La Cueva H.S./*UCLA||Albuquerque, NM|
|Brandon Ashley||F||6-8||190||07/15/94||2016||Arizona||San Francisco, CA|
|Robert Carter||C||6-8||250||04/04/94||2016||Georgia Tech||Thomasville, GA|
|Damyean Dotson||G||6-5||200||05/06/94||2016||Oregon||Houston, TX|
|Kris Dunn||G||6-3||185||03/18/94||2016||Providence||Oakdale, CT|
|Javan Felix||G||6-0||180||07/28/94||2016||Texas||New Orleans, LA|
|Michael Frazier||G||6-4||185||03/08/94||2016||Florida||Tampa, FL|
|Marcus Georges-Hunt||F||6-6||215||03/28/94||2016||Georgia Tech||College Park, GA|
|Shaq Goodwin||F||6-8||245||09/01/94||2016||Memphis||Atlanta, GA|
|Aaron Gordon||F||6-6||210||09/16/95||2013||Archbishop Mitty H.S./*Arizona||San Jose, CA|
|Jerami Grant||F||6-6||210||03/12/94||2016||Syracuse||Bowie, MD|
|Montrezl Harrell||F||6-7||215||2016||Louisville||Tarboro, NC|
|Rondae' Hollis-Jefferson||F||6-6||205||01/03/95||2013||Chester, PA/*Arizona||Chester, PA|
|Jahlil Okafor||C||6-10||253||12/15/95||2014||Whitney Young H.S.||Chicago, IL|
|Rodney Purvis||G||6-4||190||02/14/94||2016||^Connecticut||Raleigh, NC|
|James Robinson||G||6-3||200||03/04/94||2016||Pittsburgh||Mitchellville, MD|
|Marcus Smart||G||6-4||200||03/06/94||2016||Oklahoma State||Flower Mound, TX|
|Jarnell Stokes||F||6-8||250||01/07/94||2015||Tennessee||Memphis, TN|
|Rasheed Sulaimon||G||6-3||180||03/09/94||2016||Duke||Houston, TX|
|Devin Thomas||F/C||6-9||240||05/17/94||2016||Wake Forest||Harrisburg, PA|
|Mike Tobey||F/C||6-11||227||10/10/94||2016||Virginia||Monroe, NY|
|Nigel Williams-Goss||G/F||6-3||180||09/16/94||2013||Findlay Prep/*Washington||Happy Valley, OR|
|Justise Winslow||F||6-6||210||03/26/96||2014||St. John's H.S.||Houston, TX|