USA Basketball officially announced the U18 team that will be traveling to Chile to participate in the FIBA Americas Championship.
The team will remain in Houston for the next week to train and practice as they prepare for the tournament, which will take place July 19-23. There is a gold medal at stake, and the teams that finish in the top four of this tournament automatically qualify for next year’s U19 World Championships.
Here is the roster, which will be coached by Texas’ Shaka Smart, who will count Mark Turgeon and Kevin Ollie as assistants. The one thing worth noting here: Markelle Fultz, a potential No. 1 pick in the Class of 2017, is young enough to play on the U18 team.
- Jarrett Allen (St. Stephen’s Episcopal School/Round Rock, Texas)
- Mohamed Bamba (Westtown School/New York, N.Y.)
- James Banks (Texas)
- Matt Coleman (Oak Hill Academy/Norfolk, Va.)
- Hamidou Diallo (Putnam Science Academy/Corona, N.Y.)
- Markelle Fultz (Washington)
- Quade Green (Newmann-Goretti H.S./Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Kevin Huerter (Maryland)
- Michael Porter Jr. (Father Tolton Catholic H.S./Columbia, Mo.)
- M.J. Walker (Jonesboro H.S./College Park, Ga.)
- P.J. Washington (Findlay Prep, Nev./Frisco, Texas)
- Trae Young (Norman North H.S./Norman, Okla.)