Twenty-Four Athletes to Attend USA Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp in Houston
The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team will conduct a minicamp with 24 athletes from May 27-30 at Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, Texas. The minicamp roster was selected by the USA Basketball Developmental National Team Committee.
Like most organizations, USA Basketball was not able to have our annual USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team camps in 2020, and the committee felt it was important to get these young athletes to one of our camps, so that we can help them understand what USA Basketball is about, what values are important to us and what we are looking for in team members,” said Sean Ford, committee chair and USA Basketball Men’s National Team director. “This will be a great opportunity to play some basketball and accomplish all of those goals.”
Accepting invitations and representing the class of 2023 are: Kylan Boswell (Corona Centennial H.S./Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.); Jordan Butler (Christ Church Episcopal School/Mauldin, S.C.); Jacolb Cole (Bellaire H.S./Houston, Texas); Jaylen Curry (Combine Academy/Charlotte, N.C.); Robert Dillingham (Combine Academy/Hickory, N.C.); Dennis Evans (Hillcrest H.S./Riverside, Calif.); Ronald Holland (Duncanville H.S./Dallas, Texas); Jalen Lewis (Bishop O'Dowd H.S./Oakland, Calif.); Justin McBride (Oak Hill Academy, Va./Plano, Texas); and Jaylin Stewart (Garfield H.S./Kent, Wash.).
Expected to attend from the class of 2024 are: Amier Ali (Spring Creek Academy, Texas/Columbus, Ohio); Marcus Allen (Miami Norland Sr. H.S./Miami, Fla.); James Brown (St. Rita H.S./Aurora, Ill.); David Castillo (Bartlesville H.S./Bartlesville, Okla.); Isaiah Elohim (Heritage Christian/North Hills, Calif.); Johnuel "Boogie" Fland (Archbishop Stepinac H.S./New York, N.Y.); Jahki Howard (Norcross H.S./Norcross, Ga.); Ian Jackson (Cardinal Hayes/Bronx, N.Y.); Tre Johnson (Lake Highlands H.S./Garland, Texas); Ryan "RJ" Jones Jr. (The Rock School/Gainesville, Fla.); Liam McNeeley (Pearce H.S./Richardson, Texas); James Moore (The Patrick School, NJ/Harrisburg, Pa.); Cameron Scott (Lexington H.S./Lexington, S.C.); and Bryson Tucker (Mount St. Joseph H.S./Bowie, Md.).
All participants will be new to USA Basketball with the exception of Curry, who participated in the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team July and October minicamps.
On the 2023 ESPN 25 rankings, Lewis is No. 2, Holland is No. 7 and Dillingham is No. 16.
Due to safety precautions, media will not be permitted to attend the May training camp. USA Basketball will provide media with photos and b-roll to assist in coverage of the training camp.
In addition to Ford, the USA Basketball Developmental National Team Committee is comprised of at-large representative Flannery; athlete representatives Keith Langford and Damien Wilkins; NFHS representative John Olive; and AAU representative Boo Williams.