Maryland basketball’s Kevin Huerter has earned an invite to try out for Team USA’s under-19 FIBA World Cup team. The camp runs from June 18-25 for the opportunity to represent the country and play for Kentucky’s coach John Calipari.
The World Cup will run from July 1-9 in Cairo, Egypt, and Huerter won’t be the only Terp on deck. Redshirt freshman forward Joshua Tomaic will represent his native Spain in the tournament, as well.
Huerter played for the gold medal team at last year’s U-18 FIBA World Cup—Mark Turgeon was an assistant coach on that squad—so he could have a shot at two gold medals before he can legally buy a drink. He averaged around seven points a game, and led Team USA with 14 points in the gold medal game.
Huerter and Tomaic won’t face off in group play, as Spain is in Group C and Team USA is in Group D. Maryland 2018 point guard target Immanuel Quickley was also invited to the tryouts. The Terps are in Quickley’s top four, so — especially considering Coach Cal’s Kentucky is also in the mix — some chemistry between him and Huerter couldn’t hurt.
Here’s the full list of players invited to the tryout.
SOURCES: The following players have been invited to tryout for the USA Men’s U19 World Championship Team coached by John Calipari: pic.twitter.com/n6BAOM4fhE— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) June 8, 2017
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