DraftExpress will be in attendance in Colorado Springs from Friday through Sunday evaluating all the players on hand, as well as conducting interviews, posting and analyzing the measurements, and more.(Via USA Basketball)
Fifty-seven of the nation's top high school-aged basketball players have [url=been named
to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team roster and 55 of the 57 are confirmed to participate in the 7th annual USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team minicamp that will be held Oct. 2-4 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The October minicamp will be used to continue player evaluations and to get a head start on preparations for several 2016 international competitions, including in the 19th annual Nike Hoop Summit, FIBA U17 World Championship and FIBA Americas U18 Championship.InvitesVia DX database. Age listed with decimal point after positionClass of 2016 (High School Seniors)Alterique Gilbert
5'11" 175 PG 17.9 Miller Grove Norcross GADe'Aaron Fox
6'4" 160 PG 17.7 Cypress Lakes Katy TXFrank Jackson
6'1" 165 PG 17.3 Lone Peak HS Highland UTHarry Giles
6'10" 230 PF 17.4 Wesleyan Christian Acad Winston-Salem NCJarrett Allen
6'10" 220 C 17.4 St. Stephens Episcopal Austin TXJayson Tatum
6'8" 190 SF 17.5 Chaminade College Prep St. Louis MOJonathan Isaac
6'10" 185 SF 17.9 IMG Bronx NYJosh Jackson
6'8" 184 SF 18.5 Justin-Siena HS Southfield MIJosh Langford
6'5" 196 SG 18.6 Madison Academy Huntsville ALKobi Simmons
6'4" 170 PG 18.2 St. Francis Alpharetta GAMalik Monk
6'4" 185 SG 17.6 Bentonville Bentonville ARMarkelle Fultz
6'4" 170 PG 17.2 DeMatha Catholic HS Upper Marlboro MDMarques Bolden
6'11" 240 C 17.4 DeSoto DeSoto TXMiles Bridges
6'8" 230 SF/PF 18.4 Huntington Prep Flint MIOmari Spellman
6'9" 255 PF 18.2 MacDuffie School North Royalton OHTerrance Ferguson
6'5" 161 SG 17.3 Prime Prep Flower Mound TXTyus Battle
6'6" 215 SG 17.9 Gill St. Bernard's Edison NJV.J. King
6'7" 190 SF 18.6 Paul VI Akron OHClass of 2017Jalek Felton
6'4" 182 SG 17.3 Mullins Mullins SCMichael Porter
6'9" 190 SF/PF 17.2 Father Tolton Columbia MOMohamed Bamba
6'10" 195 PF 17.3 Westtown School Harlem NYTrevon Duval
6'2" 185 PG 17.1 Advanced Prep New Castle DEAlex Reese
6'9" 222 PF 16.3 Pelham HS Pelham ALJustyn Hamilton
6'9" 195 PF 16.4 Independence HS Charlotte NCJarred Vanderbilt
6'8" 198 SF 16.4 Victory Prep Houston TXWendell Carter
6'10" 249 PF 16.4 Pace Academy Atlanta GAGary Trent
6'5" 195 SG 16.6 Apple Valley St. Paul MNTroy Brown
6'5" 199 PG 16.1 Centennial Las Vegas NVD'Shawn Schwartz
6'6" 200 SG 16.5 Sand Creek HS Colorado Springs COKaleb Wesson
6'8" 299 C 16.1 Westerville Westerville OHJaylen Hands
6'2" 163 PG 16.5 Mater Dei San Diego CAMarkus Howard
5'10" 178 PG 16.5 Perry HS Gilbert AZCharles O'Bannon
6'4" 192 SF 16.5 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas NVAustin Wiley
6'10" 241 PF 16.6 Spain Park Birmingham ALDavid Sloan
5'10" 163 PG 16.3 Taylor County HS Campbellsville KYNojel Eastern
6'5" 185 SG 16.3 Evanston Chicago ILKevin Knox
6'8" 194 SF/PF 16.0 Tampa Catholic HS Tampa FLDaejon Davis
6'3" 170 SG 16.4 Lakeside School Seattle WAJaylen Nowell
6'4" 176 SG 16.1 Garfield HS Seattle WAJalen Hill
6'7" 209 PF 15.7 Centennial HS Corona CAClass of 2018Marvin Bagley
6'11" 210 PF/C 16.5 Hillcrest Hoops Tempe AZE.J. Montgomery
6'9" 200 SF/PF 16.0 Montverde Academy Fort Pierce FLJordan Brown
6'10" 190 PF 15.7 Woodcreek HS Roseville CAJaedon LeDee
6'6" 202 SF 16.1 Kinkaid Houston TXJavonte Smart
6'4" 175 PG 16.2 Scotlandville Magnet HS Baton Rouge LANazreon Reid
6'9" 222 PF 16.0 Roselle Catholic HS Asbury Park NJCameron Reddish
6'7" 185 SF 16.0 The Haverford School Philadelphia PAGerald Liddell
6'6" 163 SF Byron P. Steele HS Cibolo TXDarius Garland
6'1" 141 PG 15.6 Brentwood Academy Brentwood TNBrandon Johns
6'7" 211 SF/PF 15.7 East Lansing HS Lansing MICarte'Are Gordon
6'7" 251 C 15.4 St. John Vianney HS St. Louis MOConnor Vanover
7'2" 211 C 16.2 Arkansas Baptist Little Rock ARElijah Hardy
6'1" 153 PG 15.7 Bishop O'Dowd Oakland CAKezo Brown
6'1" 168 PG 15.7 Simeon Career Academy Chicago ILMichael Barber
6'7" 197 SF 16.2 The Veritas School Jackson MSMontez Mathis
6'2" 188 SG Our Lady of Mount Carmel HS Baltimore MDRobert Woodard
6'5" 214 SF 15.9 Columbus HS Columbus MSTre Jones
6'1" 166 PG 15.6 Apple Valley HS St. Paul MNMore from USA Basketball Press Release
The USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp has become a vital part of our preparations for international competitions and keeping our pipeline to future USA Basketball teams full, said Sean Ford, USA Basketball Men's National Team Director and Chair of the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee. The roster is again a collection of talented players and impressive young men. The minicamp is an important part in the success USA Basketball has been able to achieve and maintain for the U16, U17, U18 and Nike Hoop Summit competitions.
The 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp will again be led by Don Showalter (Iowa City H.S./Iowa City, Iowa), who has directed USA teams to seven gold medal finishes as head coach of the USA Basketball Junior National Team since 2009. Under Showalter, USA teams have won three straight FIBA U17 World Championships (2010, 2012, and 2014), four consecutive FIBA Americas U16 Championships (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015), while compiling a remarkable 43-0 overall win-loss record.
Showalter will be assisted during the minicamp by USA Junior National Team assistant coaches Miles Simon
(California Supreme) and Sharman White (Miller Grove H.S., Ga.). Named as court coaches for the 2015 minicamp were Edwin Francis (Each One Teach One, Fla.), Eric Flannery (St. Edward H.S., Ohio) and LJ Goolsby (KC Run GMC, Kansas).
The annual October Junior National Team minicamp is an important component in the success USA Basketball has been able to achieve and sustain at the U16-U18 international competitions, said Showalter. We have many of the top players for three different age groups attending the minicamp and not only will this help us get an early start in its preparations for next year's competitions, but it also affords the players with an opportunity to work and improve their games.
I'm really looking forward to working with this group of players. This minicamp roster includes a lot of players who already have USA Basketball experience and who have won gold medals. It will also again be a pleasure to work with a great group of coaches who are helping out at the minicamp. This will be a great weekend for all of the players and it will help us get a head start with our preparations for the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship and the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, added Showalter
The 2015 minicamp schedule will see players arrive on Friday, Oct. 2, with training sessions conducted from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. (times listed are Mountain Daylight) on Saturday, Oct. 3, and from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4.
The collection of players for the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp features 18 members of the Class of 2018, 22 from the Class of 2017, and 18 players from the Class of 2016.
Thirty-six of the players attending the minicamp are eligible for selection for the 2016 USA Basketball Men's U17 World Championship Team (born on or after Jan. 1, 1999). Forty-nine are eligible for consideration for the 2016 USA Basketball U18 National Team (born on or after Jan. 1, 1998), while all 17 players from the Class of 2016 are eligible for consideration for the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit that will be help April 9 in Portland, Ore.
Forty-five of the 57 players have been involved in USA Basketball previously, including 24 who participated in the 2014 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp (Bagley III, Barber, Jordan Brown
, Marquis Brown, Troy Brown
Jr., Carter Jr., Duval, Eastern, Felton, Garland, Gordon, Hands, Howard, Johns, Montgomery Jr., Porter Jr., Reddish, Reid, Sloan, Smart, Vanderbilt, Vanover, Wiley, and Woodard).
Four players from the gold medalist 2015 USA U19 World Championship Team (Ferguson, Giles, Jackson and Tatum) are featured among the 57 players. All 12 members of the 2015 USA U16 National Team (Jordan Brown
, Carter, Hill, Howard, Jones, Knox II, Nowell, Smart, Trent Jr., Vanderbilt, Vanover and Woodard II) that captured the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal and qualified the United States for the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, and six members of the gold medalist 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team (Battle, Ferguson, Giles, Jackson, King Jr., and Tatum), are also included on the roster.
Twenty-seven states have players included on the 2015-16 USA Junior National Team roster, led by Texas with seven; California has four; Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Missouri have three each; Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington each have two; and Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah each have one player included on the roster.
All 17 of the Class of 2016 players rank among ESPN's top 36 prospects, including 14 of the top 20 ranked players Giles (#1), Tatum (#2), Jackson (#3), Monk (#5), Fox (No. 7), Isaac (No. 9), Ferguson (No. 10), Fultz (No. 12), Jackson (No. 14), Spellman (No. 16), Langford (No. 17), Simmons (No. 18), Allen (No. 19), Bolden (No. 20), King (No. 27), Gilbert (No. 28), and Battle (No. 36).
Among ESPN's Class of 2017 rankings, 16 players are among the top 50 - Porter (No. 2), Vanderbilt (No. 3), Carter (No. 4), Troy Brown
Jr. (No. 6), Trent (No. 8), Felton (No. 9), Bamba (No. 10), Duvall (No. 13), Hands (No. 23), Howard (No. 26), O'Bannon Jr. (No. 31), Wiley (No. 33), Eastern (No. 39), Knox II (No. 45), Davis (No. 48), and Nowell (No. 49).
Additionally, 12 players from the Class of 2018 are found among ESPN's top 25 ranked players for the class, including Bagley III (No. 1), Montgomery Jr. (No. 3), Jordan Brown
(No. 4), LeDee (No. 5), Smart (No. 6), Reid (No. 7), Reddish (No. 8), Liddell (No. 9), Garland (No. 10), Johns (No. 12), Gordon (No. 20) and Vanover (No. 24).
Since the inception of the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in 2009 and the FIBA U17 World Championship in 2010, USA Basketball men's teams have dominated the competitions and won seven consecutive gold medals and compiled a perfect 43-0 record at the U16 and U17 championships. Additionally, the United States has won three consecutive FIBA Americas U18 Championships and two straight FIBA U19 World Championships.
The USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee issued invitations to attend the minicamp. In addition to Ford, the committee includes National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) appointees John Olive
(Torrey Pines H.S., Calif.) and Herman Harried (Lake Clifton Campus H.S., Md.); Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) representatives Rich Gray (St. Louis Eagles AAU, Mo.) and Boo Williams (Boo Williams AAU, Va.); At-large committee member Evan Daniels (Scout.com), and athlete representatives Chauncey Billups
, a 2010 FIBA World Championship gold medalist and a member of three USA Basketball teams, and Gerry McNamara
, who played on the 2005 USA World University Games Team.