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Ryan Arcidiacono a USA Basketball U19 finalist


Rising Villanova sophomore guard Ryan Arcidiacono has been included as one of the 16 finalists for a spot on the USA Basketball U19 World Championship squad.

The training group has been pared down by 10 after four days of practices at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

The squad will have a finalized roster of 12 by Wednesday when they travel to Washington DC to train before heading to the 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.

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.

U19 Invitees

Ryan Arcidiacono G 6'3" 190 3/26/1994 2016 Villanova Langhorne, PA
Damyean Dotson G 6'5" 200 5/6/1994 2016 Oregon Houston, TX
Michael Frazier G 6'4" 185 3/8/1994 2016 Florida Tampa, FL
Marcus Georges-Hunt F 6'6" 215 3/28/1994 2016 Georgia Tech College Park, GA
Aaron Gordon F 6'6" 210 9/16/1995 2013 Archbishop Mitty H.S./*Arizona San Jose, CA
Jerami Grant F 6'6" 210 3/12/1994 2016 Syracuse Bowie, MD
Montrezl Harrell F 6'7" 215 2016 Louisville Tarboro, NC
Jahlil Okafor C 6'10" 253 12/15/1995 2014 Whitney Young H.S. Chicago, IL
Elfrid Payton G 6'3" 170 2/24/1994 2016 Louisiana at Lafayette Gretna, LA
James Robinson G 6'3" 200 3/4/1994 2016 Pittsburgh Mitchellville, MD
Marcus Smart G 6'4" 200 3/6/1994 2016 Oklahoma State Flower Mound, TX
Jarnell Stokes F 6'8" 250 1/7/1994 2015 Tennessee Memphis, TN
Rasheed Sulaimon G 6'3" 180 3/9/1994 2016 Duke Houston, TX
Mike Tobey F/C 6'11" 227 10/10/1994 2016 Virginia Monroe, NY
Nigel Williams-Goss G/F 6'3" 180 9/16/1994 2013 Findlay Prep/*Washington Happy Valley, OR
Justise Winslow F 6'6" 210 3/26/1996 2014 St. John's H.S. Houston, TX