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USA U18 Invitees Announced

Villanova signee Ryan Arcidiacono will be attending the Team USA under-18 basketball team training camp this summer at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, hoping to get the call to represent America in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. He will be joined there by 23 other young prospects, including 2013 Villanova targets, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, former Nova target Troy Williams and a number of other top talents in the 2012 and 2013 classes.

The camp will start on June 5th and continue until the 12th, and will be lead by University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan. Gonzaga's Mark Few and VCU's Shaka Smart will serve as assistant coaches for the team.

"It will be important to learn to play together as a team in a short amount of time," Donovan said. "We need to demonstrate great focus and teamwork and bring a high level of energy and effort every day in order to have success both in training camp and throughout the competition."

The roster will be cut down to a group of finalists after the first three or four days of training camp, selected by the USA Men’s Junior National Team Committee, chaired by Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim. Those players selected will continue to train at the USOTC. The 12-member 2012 USA Men’s U18 National Team roster will be finalized prior to the team’s departure for the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, which will be played June 16-20 in Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil.

Eight teams will compete in the Brazil, including the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The top four finishing teams in the tournament will qualify for next summer’s 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship.

Ryan Arcidiacono was the only player selected to participate from Pennsylvania. 15 states in all are represented among the 24 players. The roster includes 17 high school seniors set to graduate in 2012, six high school underclassmen from the Class of 2013, and one rising college sophomore, SEC All-Freshman selection, Jarnell Stokes.

The full roster follows:

2012 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team Training Camp Roster

NAME POS HGT WGT DOB YOB SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Ryan Arcidiacono G 6-3 190 03/26/94 2012 Neshaminy H.S./*Villanova Langhorne, PA
Jabari Bird G 6-6 180 07/03/94 2013 Salesian H.S. Vallejo, CA
Nathaniel Britt, II G 6-1 158 01/13/94 2013 Gonzaga College H.S., D.C./#N.C. Upper Marlboro, MD
Robert Carter C 6-8 240 04/04/94 2012 Shiloh H.S./*Georgia Tech Thomasville, GA
Sam Dekker F 6-7 200 05/08/94 2012 Sheboygan Lutheran H.S./*Wisconsin Sheboygan, WI
Kris Dunn G 6-3 180 03/18/94 2012 New London H.S./*Providence Oakdale, CT
Shaq Goodwin F 6-8 235 09/01/94 2012 Southwest Dekalb H.S./*Memphis Decatur, GA
Jerami Grant F 6-7 190 03/12/94 2012 DeMatha Catholic H.S./*Syracuse Bowie, MD
Montrezl Harrell F 6-8 230 01/26/94 2012 Hargrave Military Acad./*Va. Tech Tarboro, NC
Gary Harris G 6-4 190 09/14/94 2012 Hamilton Southeastern/*Mich. State Fishers, IN
Aaron Harrison G 6-5 205 10/20/94 2013 Travis H.S. Richmond, TX
Andrew Harrison G 6-5 205 10/20/94 2013 Travis H.S. Richmond, TX
Joel James C 6-10 265 01/22/94 2012 Dwyer H.S./*North Carolina West Palm Beach, FL
Jake Layman F 6-7 180 03/07/94 2012 King Phillip Regional H.S./*Maryland Wrentham, MA
Devonta Pollard F 6-8 205 07/07/94 2012 Kemper County H.S./Undecided Porterville, MS
Rodney Purvis G 6-4 190 02/14/94 2012 Upper Room Christian/*N.C. State Raleigh, NC
Julius Randle F 6-8 235 11/29/94 2013 Prestonwood Christian Academy McKinney, TX
James Robinson G 6-3 198 03/04/94 2012 DeMatha Catholic H.S./*Pittsburgh Mitchellville, MD
Marcus Smart G 6-3 210 03/06/94 2012 Marcus H.S./*Oklahoma State Flower Mound, TX
Jarnell Stokes F 6-8 245 01/07/94 2015 University of Tennessee Memphis, TN
Rasheed Sulaimon G 6-4 190 03/09/94 2012 Strake Jesuit College Prep/*Duke Houston, TX
Robert Upshaw C 6-11 255 01/05/94 2012 San Joaquin Memorial H.S./Undecided Fresno, CA
Troy Williams F 6-5 190 12/31/94 2013 Phoebus H.S. Hampton, VA
Adam Woodbury C 7-1 235 01/13/94 2012 East H.S./*Iowa Sioux City, IA