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.
Congrats to @JTTomaic and @KevinHuerter!— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) June 8, 2017
Details on their summer plans here:https://t.co/PAiYQoRewi pic.twitter.com/bNnH4G9dkU
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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