Arizona will have more players competing for a spot on the Team USA U19 World Championship roster than any other program in college basketball. Sophomore Brandon Ashley and freshmen Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will be among 26 players slated to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team training camp that begins June 14 and continues through June 19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The USA U19 training camp will be used to select the 12-member USA team that will compete in the FIBA U19 World Championship. The U19 training camp will begin on June 14 with the first session, followed by two sessions on June 15 and one session on June 16. Team finalists will be announced following the June 16 morning session.
The team will train twice a day on June 17 and 18 and will practice once on June 19. The team will train at the Washington Wizards’ practice facility in Washington, D.C., on June 20-22, then depart for Prague, Czech Republic, and the June 27-July 7 FIBA U19 World Championship.
Gordon was a member of the 2011 USA U16 FIBA Americas gold-medalist team, while he and Hollis-Jefferson were members of the 2013 USA Junior National Select Team that participated in the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit.
Hollis-Jefferson has also been part of the 2012 USA 3×3 U18 World Championship Team that won silver and the 2011 USA 3×3 Youth World Championship Team. Ashley, Gordon, and Hollis-Jefferson were members of USA Basketball’s 2011-12 Developmental National Team.
2014 Arizona recruit Justise Winslow will also be at the training camp to secure a spot on the final 12-man roster.