Maryland rising sophomore Kevin Huerter was selected Thursday to Team USA’s roster for the U-9 FIBA World Cup. It’s his second straight summer on the national team.
Twenty-eight players were invited to try out for the team. That list was trimmed to 18 on Tuesday, and the 12-man squad was finalized Thursday.
Only five members of this team have already played a year in college: Huerter, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Georgia Tech’s Josh Okogie, Oregon’s Payton Pritchard and Auburn’s Austin Wiley. Huerter is also one of three players here who won gold with Team USA at the U-18 FIBA Americas championship, joining Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington.
More than half of this squad comes from the 2017 and 2018 recruiting classes, including four total Kentucky commits. Maryland target Immanuel Quickley is certainly a notable inclusion; John Calipari is at the helm here, and the Wildcats are the frontrunner to land him for 2018-19.
The team leaves for Egypt on Sunday, and the tournament runs from July 1-9.
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