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USA name 18-player preliminary list for 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship
COLORADO SPRINGS (FIBA Americas U18 Championship) – USA Basketball announced on Thursday its preliminary roster for the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. The continental contest will be played in Valdivia, Chile from July 19-23.
USA Preliminary Squad for the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship
|Jarrett Allen||Mohamed Bamba||James Banks||Miles Bridges|
|Matt Coleman||Hamidou Diallo||Markelle Fultz||Quade Green|
|Kevin Huerter||Brandon McCoy||John Petty||Michael Porter Jr.|
|Lonnie Walker||M.J. Walker||Paul Washington||Kris Wilkes|
|Cassius Winston||Trae Young|
USA’s U18 National Team training camp will continue through June 18 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Following a break, the 18 finalists will resume training July 11-15 in Houston, and the final 12-member team will be announced prior to the team departing for Chile.
Practices are being led by USA’s U18 National Team Coach Shaka Smart. He is being assisted by Kevin Ollie and Mark Turgeon.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the Semi-Finals. The winners will square off for the gold medal of the competition, while the losers will play for bronze. The remaining four teams will square off in the reclassification round.
USA will be defending the title won at the previous edition of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship played in 2014 in Colorado Springs, USA.