Roster for the U-17 team announced

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On Tuesday evening, the roster for the United States U-17 team was announced.

It it headlined by the nation’s top recruit in the Class of 2013, Sports Illustrated’s coverboy Jabari Parker. Joining him on the team is high school teammate Kendrick Nunn, meaning that Simeon High School is probably going to have a pretty good season in Chicago in 2013.

There are six rising seniors on the roster and six rising juniors. Chicago actually has three players on the roster, as Class of 2014 recruit Jahlil Okafor made it as well. California and Florida both have two players on the roster, but Dakari Johnson, who attends Monteverde Academy in Florida, is a New York native.

Here is the full roster:

Beejay Anya, F/C, 6-9, 275 lb, 2013, DeMatha Catholic H.S., Gaithersburg, MD
Joel Berry, G, 6-1, 190, 2014, Lake Highland Prep School, Apopka, FL
Stephen Domingo, F, 6-7, 205, 2013, St. Ignatius Prep, San Francisco, CA
Conner Frankamp, G, 6-1, 155, 2013, Wichita North H.S., Wichita, KS
Dakari Johnson, F/C, 6-10, 250, 2014, Montverde Academy (FL), Brooklyn, NY
Stanley Johnson, F, 6-6, 230, 2014, Mater Dei H.S., Fullerton, CA
Tyus Jones, G, 6-2, 175, 2014, Apple Valley H.S., Apple Valley, MN
Kendrick Nunn, G, 6-3, 180, 2013, Simeon H.S., Chicago, IL
Jahlil Okafor, C, 6-10, 280, 2014, Whitney Young H.S., Chicago, IL
Jabari Parker, F, 6-8, 225, 2013, Simeon H.S., Chicago, IL
Johnathan Williams, F/C, 6-9, 203, 2013, Southwind H.S., Memphis, TN
Justise Winslow, F, 6-6, 212, 2014, St. John’s School, Houston, TX

Stephen Domingo (Georgetown) and Connor Frankamp (Kansas) are the only two players on the list that have committed to a college.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.

Iowa State’s starting center Jameel McKay remains suspended

Iowa State forward Jameel McKay celebrates on the court at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 82-77. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Steve Prohm announced on Monday that starting center Jameel McKay will not be in the lineup on Wednesday when the Cyclones take on Texas Tech.

“He’ll practice today because I want him in practice,” Prohm said, “but game-wise, he’s suspended.”

McKay did not make the trip to Stillwater with the team on Saturday, where Iowa State beat Oklahoma State, 64-59. Prohm has not gotten into specifics regarding the cause of McKay’s suspension, but it’s reportedly an issue with the way he has been practicing. McKay is dealing with a nagging knee injury, which may play a role in the situation as well.

“My hope is he’ll be with us on Saturday,” Prohm said.

AP POLL: Villanova climbs to No. 1 in the country.

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Like the Coaches Poll, Villanova found themselves No. 1 in the AP Poll during the regular season for the first time in the history of the program.

And like the Coaches Poll, there isn’t much in the way of a consensus when it comes to who is the No. 1 team, as there are six teams that received No. 1 votes in the poll this week.



The biggest shock to me?

The No. 1 team in the NBC Sports Top 25, Iowa, received just 11 first place votes and is ranked fourth in the AP Poll.

They were ranked fifth in the Coaches Poll.

Can we get Fran McCaffery the love they deserve?

Here is the rest of the AP Poll:

1. Villanova (20-3, 32 first-place votes)
2. Maryland (21-3, 13)
3. Oklahoma (19-3, 7)
4. Iowa (19-4, 11)
5. Xavier (21-2)
6. Kansas (19-4, 1)
7. Virginia (19-4, 1)
8. Michigan State (20-4)
9. North Carolina (19-4)
10. West Virginia (19-4)
11. Oregon (18-4)
12. Miami (FL) (18-4)
13. Louisville (19-4)
14. Iowa State (17-6)
15. Texas A&M (18-5)
16. SMU (20-2)
17. Arizona (19-5)
18. Purdue (19-5)
19. Dayton (19-3)
20. Providence (18-6)
21. Baylor (17-6)
22. Kentucky (17-6)
23. USC (18-5)
24. Texas (16-7)
25. Wichita State (17-6)

DROPPED OUT: No. 22 Indiana, No. 25 South Carolina
NEW ADDITIONS: No. 23 USC, No. 24 Texas