Charlie Moore to compete for USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kansas guard Charlie Moore has accepted an invitation to compete at the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team training camp June 18-25 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The 28 invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee. Athletes eligible for this team must be 19 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1998) and U.S. citizens. Twelve will make the final roster. As the 2013 and 2015 FIBA U19 World Champion, the United States will look for a third-consecutive gold medal at the July 1-9 event in Cairo, Egypt. The FIBA U19 World Cup, formerly known as the Junior World Championship, began in 1979 and since 1983 the event occurs every two years.
“We always encourage our guys to participate with USA Basketball and certainly hope Charlie fares well during the tryout,” KU head coach Bill Self said.
Joining Moore accepting invitations to attend the USA U19 World Cup Team training camp are: Desmond Bane (TCU/Richmond, Ind.); Bol Bol (Mater Dei H.S./Santa Ana, Calif.); Marques Bolden (Duke/DeSoto, Texas); Chaundee Brown (First Academy/Orlando, Fla.); Devon Daniels (NC State/Battle Creek, Mich.); Hamidou Diallo (University of Kentucky/Queens, NY); Carsen Edwards (Purdue/Atascocita, Texas); Malachi Flynn (Washington State/Tacoma, Wash.); Kevin Huerter (Maryland/Clifton Park, N.Y.); Louis King (Hudson Catholic H.S./Columbus, N.J.); Kevin Knox II (Tampa Catholic H.S./Tampa, Fla.); Romeo Langford (New Albany H.S./New Albany, Ind.); Brandon McCoy (Cathedral Catholic H.S/San Diego, Calif.); De’Anthony Melton (Southern California/North Hollywood, Calif.); Chuma Okeke (Westlake H.S./Atlanta, Ga.); Josh Okogie (Georgia Tech/Snellville, Ga.); Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s/Brooklyn, N.Y.); Payton Pritchard (Oregon/West Linn, Ore.); Immanuel Quickly (John Carroll School/Bel Air, Md.); Cameron Reddish (Westtown School/Norristown, Pa.); Mitchell Robinson (Chalmette H.S./New Orleans, La.); Quinton Rose (Temple/Rochester, N.Y.); Jeremiah Tilmon II (La Lumiere H.S., Ind./East Saint Louis, Ill.); P.J. Washington (Findlay Prep/Las Vegas, Nev.); Austin Wiley (Auburn/Hoover, Ala.); Kris Wilkes (North Central H.S./Indianapolis, Ind.); and Trae Young (Norman North H.S./Norman, Okla.).
A transfer from California, Moore will sit out the 2017-18 season at Kansas due to NCAA rules. Last season the Chicago native averaged 12.2 points and 3.5 assists at Cal while starting all 34 games and being named to the Pac-12 Conference All-Freshman Team. His 3.5 assists per game ranked 11th in the league and he had four games of 20 more points, including a career-high 38 points against UC Irvine in the second game of the 2016-17 season. Moore made 45 3-pointers last year.
University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari will lead the USA U19 World Cup Team with former KU players Tad Boyle, from the University of Colorado, and Danny Manning, from Wake Forest University, serving as assistant coaches. Additionally, Sean Hanrahan of Warner University, Dan Muller of Illinois State University, King Rice of Monmouth University and Jeremy Shulman from Eastern Florida State College will serve as court coaches during the training camp.
The 2017 USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team training camp is set to get underway at 5 p.m. (all times local, MDT) on June 18. Following two practice sessions on June 19, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m., and a morning session on June 20, finalists for the USA U19 team are expected to be announced. The selected finalists will remain in Colorado Springs and will train twice a day through June 25. The 12-member team is expected to be announced June 22.
Moore is vying to be the sixth KU player to make the U19 roster. The last Jayhawk to participate in the FIBA U19 World Cup was Josh Jackson who won gold in 2015 in Crete, Greece.
Kansas participants for USA Basketball on the FIBA U19 World Cup (formerly known as the Junior World Championship)
Kerry Boagni (1983) – gold (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
Kevin Pritchard (1987) – silver (Bormio, Italy)
Nick Collison (1999) – silver (Almada and Lisbon, Portugal)
Tyshawn Taylor (2009) – gold (Auckland, New Zealand)
Josh Jackson (2015) – gold (Crete, Greece)
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