Today USA Basketball announced the 27 players that will attend training camp May 28 - June 6 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Following camp 12 players will be named to the USA U16 National Team that will compete in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
Among the 27 players named to the team were 3 from our coverage area. Nazreon Reid, a native of Asbury Park, New Jersey, attends Roselle Catholic High School and already has an impressive list of college scholarships including Connecticut and Kansas. Cameron Reddish, a 6'5 shooting guard from just outside Philadelphia, already has an offer from Penn State and interest from a hand full other big name programs. Montez Mathis, a 6'4 shooting guard who attends Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Baltimore, Maryland, led his squad to the finals of the Maryland Private School Championships.
The rest of players named to the team include Michael Barber, forward, The Veritas School (Jackson, Mississippi.); Marquis Brown, guard, Simeon (Chicago, Illinois); Nojel Eastern, guard, Evanston Township (Evanston, Ilinois.); Darius Garland, guard, Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tennessee.); Carte’Are Gordon, forward, St. John Vianney (Kirkwood, Missouri.); Jaylen Hands, guard, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California); Elijah Hardy, guard, Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, California); Markus Howard, guard, Perry (Gilbert, Arizona); Brandon Johns, forward, (East Lansing, Michigan); Jaylen Nowell, guard, Garfield (Seattle, Washington); Charles O’Bannon Jr., forward, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nevada); David Sloan, guard, Taylor County (Campbellsville, Kentucky.); Ja’Vonte Smart, guard, Scotlandville (Baton Rouge, Louisiana.); Gary Trent Jr., guard, (Apple Valley, Minnesota).; Connor Vanover, center, Arkansas Baptist (Little Rock, Arkansas); Kaleb Wesson, center, Westerville South (Westerville, Ohio); Austin Wiley, forward, Spain Park (Birmingham, Alabama); and Robert Woodard, guard, (Columbus, Mississippi).
x Paul Johnson
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