Sixty-Two Athletes to Participate in USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp
Sixty-two athletes will participate in a USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp from Oct. 7-10 at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Minicamp participants will represent the high school graduating classes of 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026. Players and coaches were selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee. In addition to on-court drills and scrimmages, the Junior National Team members and their parents will participate in a series of educational programs presented by USA Basketball, NCAA and NBA Player Development Program focused on NCAA eligibility, mental health issues and life skills development.
“USA Basketball is excited about the elite group of players that will be part of the Junior National Team minicamp,” said Sean Ford, committee chair and USA Basketball’s Men’s National Team director. “It’s a pleasure to return several gold medalists and training camp members from this summer’s competitions, as well as welcome a group of young, talented players into the program.”
Representing the class of 2023 are Matt Bewley (Overtime Elite/Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Omaha Bielew (Link Year Prep/Waukee, Iowa), Layden Blocker (Sunrise Christian/Little Rock, Ark.), Kanaan Carlyle (Overtime Elite/Alpharetta, Ga.), Coen Carr (Early Legacy College/Stockbridge, Ga.), Stephon Castle (Newton H.S./Covington, Ga.), Jacolb Cole (Link Academy/Houston, Texas), Mookie Cook (AZ Compass Prep/Jefferson, Ore.), Eric Dailey Jr. (IMG Academy/Bradenton, Fla.), Justin Edwards (Imhotep Institute/Philadelphia, Pa.), Dennis Evans III (Hillcrest H.S./Riverside, Calif.), Jeremy Fears Jr. (Joliet H.S./Chicago, Ill.), Caleb Foster (Notre Dame H.S./Charlotte N.C.), Brandon Garrison (Del City H.S./Oklahoma City, Okla.), Ron Holland (Duncanville H.S./Dallas, Texas), Aden Holloway (Prolific Prep/Charlotte, N.C.), AJ Johnson (Donda Academy/Fresno, Calif.), Scotty Middleton (Sunrise Christian/Miami, Fla.), Justin McBride (Plano Senior H.S./Plano, Texas), Jared McCain (Centennial H.S./Sacramento, Calif.), Tyler Smith (Overtime Elite/Houston, Texas) and Wesley Yates III (Beaumont United H.S./Beaumont, Texas).
The class of 2024 attendees include Airious Bailey (McEachern H.S./Chattanooga, Tenn.), Annor Boateng (Little Rock Central H.S./Little Rock, Ark.), David Castillo (Bartlesville H.S./Bartlesville, Okla.), Ian Jackson (Cardinal Hayes H.S./Bronx, N.Y.), Ryan Jones (The Rock School/Gainesville, Fla.), Karter Knox (Tampa Catholic H.S./Tampa, Fla.), Vyctorius Miller (AZ Compass Prep/Los Angeles, Calif.), Tahaad Pettiford (Hudson Catholic/Jersey City, N.J.) and Jamari Phillips (Modesto Christian/Antioch, Calif.).
The class of 2025 will be represented by Cameron Boozer (Christopher Columbus H.S./Miami, Fla.), Cayden Boozer (Christopher Columbus H.S./Miami, Fla.), Jerry Easter II (Emmanuel Christian/Toledo, Ohio), Jeremiah Green (AZ Compass Prep/Lantana, Texas), Jalen Haralson (Fishers H.S./Anderson, Ind.), Isiah Harwell (Wasatch Academy/Pocatello, Idaho), Jamier Jones (IMG Academy/Sarasota, Fla.), Nyk Lewis (Gonzaga College H.S./Washington D.C.), Alier Maluk (Imani Christian/Pittsburgh, Pa.), JJ Mandaquit (Real Salt Lake Academy/Hilo, Hawaii), Chris Nwuli (Bishop Gorman H.S./Las Vegas, Nev.), Koa Peat (Perry H.S./Chandler, Ariz.), Darryn Peterson (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy/Canton, Ohio), Jayden Quaintance (Hillcrest Prep/Cleveland, Ohio), TJ Stuttley (Onalaska H.S./Onalaska, Wis.), Meleek Thomas (Lincoln Park H.S./Pittsburgh, Pa.), Bryson Tiller (Overtime Elite/Atlanta, Ga.), Nigel Walls (St. Francis Episcopal/Houston, Texas) and Sebastian Williams-Adams (St Johns H.S./Houston, Texas).
The 2023-25 group features a multitude of players with USA Basketball 5x5 and 3x3 experience from this past summer. Castillo, Evans III, Fears Jr., Holland, Jackson, Knox and Peat represented USA Basketball at the 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup, where the U.S. won its sixth consecutive gold medal. Carlyle, Castle, Dailey Jr., Garrison and McCain were members of USA Basketball’s 2022 FIBA U18 Americas Championship team, which captured its sixth straight gold medal. Carr and Daily Jr. were also members of the 2022 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup team.
For the class of 2026, AJ Dybantsa (St. Sebastian/Brockton, Mass.), Sam Funches (Germantown H.S./ Gluckstadt, Miss.), Caleb Gaskins (Holy Trinity Episcopal/Melbourne, Fla.), Cam Holmes (Millennium H.S./Goodyear, Ariz.), Caleb Holt (Buckhorn H.S./Huntsville, Ala.), Brandon McCoy (Bishop O’Dowd H.S./Oakland, Calif.), Jalen Montonati (Owasso H.S./Owasso, Okla.), Nas Price (Seven Lakes H.S./St. Louis, Mo.), Jordan Smith Jr. (St. Paul VI/Washington D.C.), Tyran Stokes (Prolific Prep/Louisville, Ky.), Jaden Toombs (Dynamic Prep/Amarillo, Texas) and Elijah Williams (Scottsdale Christian/Phoenix, Ariz.) will be in attendance.
Minicamp coaches include Dominic Amorosa (Strake Jesuit, Texas), Frank Bennett (Chaminade College Prep, Mo.), Rob Brost (Bolingbrook H.S., Ill.), Marshall Cho (Lake Oswego H.S., Ore.), Steve Dagostino, Scott Fitch (Fairport H.S., N.Y.), Aaron Gray, Nick LoGalbo (Lane Technical College Prep H.S., Ill.), Chet Mason (Brush H.S., Colo.), Al Thiero, Steve Turner (Gonzaga College H.S., DC), Ras Vanderloo (Sioux City East H.S., Iowa) and Sharman White (Pace Academy, Ga.).