Official USA Men's U19 World Championship Roster Finalized

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Official USA Men's U19 World Championship Roster Finalized
Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The Team USA U19 roster has been determined, per USABasketball.com.

The roster includes Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart, Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes, Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon and top 2013 recruits Aaron Gordon (Arizona) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Washington).

 

Team USA U19 World Championship Roster

Player Position School
Michael Frazier G Florida
Aaron Gordon F Archbishop HS/Arizona
Jerami Grant F Syracuse
Montrezl Harrell F Louisville
Jahlil Okafor C Whitney Young HS
Elfrid Payton G Louisiana-Lafayette
Marcus Smart G Oklahoma State
Jarnell Stokes F Tennessee
Rasheed Sulaimon G Duke
Mike Tobey F/C Virginia
Nigel Williams-Goss G/F Findlay Prep/Washington
Justise Winslow F St. John's HS

 

Smart could have been a top-five pick if he would have declared for the NBA draft this year. He averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.0 steals in his freshman year at Oklahoma State. That included posting 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and five steals against Oregon in the 2013 NCAA tournament.

Stokes averaged 12.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in his sophomore campaign at Tennessee. That includes registering 14 points and 13 rebounds against Mercer in the 2013 NIT tournament.

Sulaimon averaged 11.6 points while shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc in his freshman season at Duke. He posted a combined 37 points against Creighton and Michigan State in the NCAA tournament.

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Gordon and Nigel Williams-Goss were ranked as the No. 4 and No. 34 recruits in the 2013 class, respectively, according to 247Sports.com.

In the FIBA U19 World Championship two years ago, Team USA finished fifth. That was after finishing first in 2009 and second in 2007. Team USA has won the World Championship four times, dating back to 1979.

The tournament will be hosted by the Czech Republic this year from June 27 to July 7. The United States is part of Group D, which includes China, Ivory Coast and Russia. Russia placed third in the tournament in 2011.

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