USA Basketball cuts U19 roster to 16, more cuts to come soon

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USA Basketball announced on Monday that they had cut five players from the U-19 trials: San Diego State’s Malik Pope, Gonzaga’s Silas Melson, Villanova’s Eric Paschall and Class of 2016 prospects T.J. Leaf and Seventh Woods.

There are 16 finalists left on the roster, with one more cut — down to 12 — coming soon. The remaining team will travel to Greece on June 21st, at the end of training camp, to compete in the U19 World Championships, which begins on June 27th.

Here are the 16 finalists:

Justin Bibbs, So., Virginia Tech

Isaiah Briscoe, Fr., Kentucky

Jalen Brunson, Fr., Villanova

Brekkott Chapman, So., Utah

Vince Edwards, So., Purdue

Jawun Evans, Fr., Oklahoma State

Terrance Ferguson, Class of 2016

Harry Giles, Class of 2016

Josh Jackson, Class of 2016

Riley LaChance, So., Vanderbilt

Chinanu Onauku, So., Louisville

L.J. Peak, So., Georgetown

Caleb Swanigan, Fr., Purdue

Allonzo Trier, Fr., Arizona

Thomas Welsh, So., UCLA