The USA Under-19 national team will compete for the FIBA title in New Zealand next month, and tryouts for the team will be held June 16-18. The national team’s head coach will be Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon, and the assistant coaches will be Purdue’s Matt Painter and Southern Illinois’ Chris Lowery. Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim will manage the selection process of the team, and 17 players will try out for the team’s 12 roster spots.
Think of this as an underclassmen all-star team. This team of rising sophomores and freshmen should be an exciting spark in the college basketball offseason. There are names on the list of 17 that will be familiar, but there will also be some names that you may not have heard of. I will provide some analysis on each player.