Arcidiacono gets USA U19 call-up

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The rising sophomore will get a shot to represent his country at the FIBA World Championships this summer.

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.

U19 Invitees

NAME POS HGT WGT DOB YOG SCHOOL HOMETOWN
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
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