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Eighteen Athletes Selected as Finalists for the USA Basketball Men’s U17 National Team

  • Date:
    Jun 20, 2022

 

USA Basketball announced 18 finalists for the 2022 USA Basketball Men’s U17 National Team today following three days of training camp at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. 

 

The finalists, selected from 34 athletes who were invited to camp, will be considered for one of 12 spots on the U17 National Team that will compete in the 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup in Malaga, Spain, July 2-10.

 

Finalists were selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee and the roster represents the high school graduating classes of 2023, 2024 and 2025.  

 

Representing the class of 2023 are Dennis Evans III, Jeremy Fears Jr., Ron Holland, Justin McBride, Sean Stewart, DaJuan Wagner Jr. and Wesley Yates III.

 

Finalists from the class of 2024 are James Brown, David Castillo, Naasir Cunningham, Johnuel "Boogie" Fland, Ian Jackson, Karter Knox, Tyler McKinley and Asa Newell.

 

The class of 2025 U17 finalists features Cooper Flagg, Koa Peat and Bryson Tiller.

 

Several finalists were members of the 2021 FIBA U16 Americas Championship team that won a gold medal in Xalapa, Mexico, including Fears Jr., Holland, McBride, Castillo and Jackson.

 

Evans III and Cunningham were 2021 U16 finalists, while Yates III and Fland attended the 2021 U16 training camp.  

 

Additionally, Flagg, Stewart, Tiller and Wagner Jr. have attended USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamps. 

 

Training camp is being led by U17 National Team head coach Sharman White (Pace Academy, Ga.), who is assisted by Eric Flannery (St. Edwards H.S., Ohio) and Steve Turner (Gonzaga College H.S., DC).  

 

White, Flannery and Turner were the coaches of the 2021 U16 team that won its seventh-straight gold medal.  

 

In the U17 competition, the USA will vie for its sixth-straight gold medal dating back to the event's inception in 2010 and boasts a 37-0 record. 

 

2022 USA Basketball Men’s U17 National Team

Finalists Roster (Alphabetical)

No.

Name

Age*

Height

Class

High School

Hometown

38

James Brown

16

6-9

2024

St. Rita’s

Aurora, IL

22

David Castillo

16

6-1

2024

Bartlesville HS

Bartlesville, OK

29

Naasir Cunningham

17

6-8

2024

Overtime Elite

West Orange, NJ

98

Dennis Evans III

16

7-1

2023

Hillcrest HS

Riverside, CA

26

Jeremy Fears Jr.

17

6-0

2023

La Lumiere

Chicago, IL

32

Cooper Flagg

15

6-7

2025

Montverde Academy

Newport, ME

27

Johnuel ‘Boogie’ Fland

15

6-3

2024

Archbishop Stepinac

Bronx, NY

33

Ron Holland

16

6-7

2023

Duncanville HS

Dallas, TX

34

Ian Jackson

17

6-6

2024

Cardinal Hayes

Bronx, NY

35

Karter Knox

17

6-5

2024

Tampa Catholic HS

Tampa, FL

48

Justin McBride

16

6-7

2023

Plano Senior HS

Plano, TX

49

Tyler McKinley

16

6-9

2024

Walnut Hills HS

Cincinnati, OH

62

Asa Newell

16

6-9

2024

Montverde Academy

Destin, FL

40

Koa Peat

15

6-7

2025

Perry HS

Chandler, AZ

72

Sean Stewart

17

6-8

2023

Windermere HS

Windermere, FL

42

Bryson Tiller

16

6-8

2025

Pace Academy

Atlanta, GA

68

DaJuan Wagner Jr.

17

6-3

2023

Camden HS

Camden, NJ

46

Wesley Yates III

17

6-4

2023

Beaumont United HS

Beaumont, TX

 

*Ages listed are as of June 16, 2022. To be eligible for the 2022 MU17 National Team, participants must be born on or after January 1, 2005.

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  • Author:
    Drew Silverman, Red Line Editorial
  • Date:
    Jun 9, 2022

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