USA Basketball Announces U17 Roster
The 2018 USA Men’s U17 Team roster has been announced, per USAB.com
The announcement comes after six days of training camp, in which 30 prospective players vied for just 12 roster spots.
The camp took place at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where the team will continue to train leading up to their departure for the 2018 U17 World Cup on June 23rd.
Scottie Barnes (University School/West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Vernon Carey Jr. (University School/Southwest Ranches, Fla.)
Jalen Green (San Joaquin Memorial H.S./Fresno, Calif.)
R.J. Hampton (Little Elm H.S./Little Elm, Texas)
De'Vion Harmon (Guyer H.S./Corinth, Texas)
Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian H.S./Temecula, Calif.)
Wendell Moore Jr. (Cox Mill H.S./Charlotte, N.C.)
Isaac Okoro (McEachern H.S./Powder Springs, Ga.)
Jeremy Roach (Paul VI Catholic H.S./Leesburg, Va.)
Isaiah Stewart (La Lumiere School, Ind./Rochester, N.Y.)
Jalen Suggs (Minnehaha Academy/Minneapolis, Minn.)
Romeo Weems (New Haven H.S./New Haven, Mich.)
Head Coach: Don Showalter (USA Basketball youth division coach director; 9-time Gold medalist as coach for USA U16 and U17 teams)
Assistant Coaches: Scott Fitch (Fairport HS, NY) and Stan Waterman (Sanford School, DE)
Of the 12 finalists, 9 of which (Barnes, Green, Hampton, Harmon, Moore, Roach, Suggs, Weems and 2016 U16 MVP Vernon Carey Jr.) are returning players from 2017’s U16 competition, which qualified Team USA to compete in this year’s tournament.
Team USA will look to defend their 30-0 all-time record at the event (including 4 Gold Medals) when they face off against China on June 30th.
Photo Courtesy of USAB.com