USA Basketball Developmental National Team
Summer 2012 - Vol. 2
What: USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team
• In an effort to field strong, experienced teams and to help mentor young players, USA Basketball founded the Developmental National Team program in 2009-10. • The DNT emcompasses all USA Basketball men’s high-school age teams and training camps, including the FIBA Americas U16 Championship, the FIBA U17 World Championship, the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, the Nike Hoop Summit and FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship. • DNT training camps are held several times each year, typically in October, June & July. • Whether they make a 12-member roster, attend camp or play in the Nike Hoop Summit, DNT players improve their leadership, teamwork and skills. usabasketball.com 719-590-4800
INSIDE THIS EDITION
DNT Intro Next Up: DNT October Mini-Camp 2012 DNT October Roster Gold: FIBA U17 World Championship Gold: FIBA Americas U18 Champ. Still To Come: FIBA 3x3 U18 Worlds USA Basketball & The NBA Draft Gold: 2012 Olympics In Their Words: USA Quotes VIDEO: Summer’s Best DNT: Road Map & Calendar
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• 46 athletes accepted inviatations to the 2012 USA DNT mini-camp Oct. 6-7 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. • The c amp will help USA Basketball train and evaluate members of the classes of 2015 and 2016. • 34 players (born on or after 1/01/97) are eligible for all upcoming DNT events, including the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship. • 12 players (born before 01/01/96) will train for future events such as the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and the Nike Hoop Summit. • Camp will be led by four-time gold-medal winning USA coach D o n S h ow alter, ho wa with help from Missouri AAU coach L J G o o l s b y , Boston AAU coach L e o Pa P a p i l e , and Colorado Springs coaches Te T e r r y Du D u n n and J a m e s La L an e . • The 20-25 member 2013-14 DNT roster The lead clinician at the upcoming mini-camp, Don Showalter is a three-time USA Basketball will be announced in Spring 2013. Developmental Coach of the Year.
2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
USA Basketball conducts many of its training camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Not only is the facility at an elevation of 6,035 feet above sea level, the complex provides everything an athlete needs in one place -- housing, meals, sports medicine and, of course, the gym.
• Along with the USA, seven national teams from the FIBA Americas zone, which includes North, South and Central America and the Caribbean, the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship will take place on June 12-16 in Uruguay. • The top four finishing teams in the zone qualifier earn a berth into the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship. • The USA is 10-0 in FIBA Americas U16 play, having collected gold in the inaugural event in 2009 and in 2011.
Players eligible for the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1997.
2012 USA DNT October Mini-Camp Roster
NAME POS Edrice Adebayo F/C Tyus Battle G Braxton Blackwell F Isaiah Briscoe G Thomas Bryant F Amir Coffey G Benjamin Coupet F Bryant Crawford G Eric Davis G De’Ron Davis F/C Timothy Delaney F Marcus Derrickson F Tyler Dorsey G Perry Dozier G Hyron Edwards G Andrew Fleming G Henry Ellenson F/C Daniel Giddens F/C Harry Giles F Asante Gist G Eron Gordon G Jessie Govan C Franklin Howard G Josh Jackson G/F William Jackson G VJ King G/F Joshua Langford G/F Dedric Lawson F Marcus LoVett G Charles Matthews G/F Malik Monk G Ryan Murphy G Malik Newman G Payton Pritchard G Ivan Rabb F Devearl Ramsey G Malachi Richardson G Horace Spencer F Diamond Stone F/C Jayson Tatum G Elijah Thomas C Derryck Thornton G Khalea Turner F/C Dennis Williams F Seventh Woods G Stephen Zimmerman F/C
HGT 6-8 6-5 6-6 6-3 6-9 6-3 6-6 6-2 6-3 6-8 6-8 6-6 6-4 6-4 5-11 6-4 6-9 6-10 6-8 5-10 6-2 6-9 6-4 6-6 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-8 5-11 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-4 5-11 6-8 5-10 6-5 6-8 6-10 6-5 6-9 6-1 6-9 6-7 6-1 6-11
WGT 220 170 200 210 200 160 180 165 161 220 220 190 180 165 145 185 250 217 205 168 170 255 170 175 175 175 200 195 155 170 170 170 185 159 191 170 185 210 252 168 260 150 237 186 168 214
DOB 07/18/97 09/23/97 02/14/97 04/13/96 07/31/97 06/17/97 01/25/98 03/21/97 05/26/97 11/20/96 03/05/97 02/01/96 02/14/96 10/25/96 11/03/96 04/27/96 01/13/97 07/04/97 04/22/98 01/20/97 11/07/97 07/25/97 04/14/97 02/10/97 03/26/97 01/22/97 01/15/97 10/01/97 03/04/96 11/15/96 02/04/98 09/17/97 02/21/97 01/28/98 02/04/97 05/17/97 01/05/96 01/31/97 02/10/97 03/03/98 10/10/96 05/30/97 01/21/97 03/20/97 08/07/98 09/09/96
YOG 2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2016 2016 2015 2015 2016 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2016 2015 2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2016 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2015 2015 2016 2015 2016 2016 2015 2016 2015
Head Clinician: Don Showalter, Iowa City H.S., IA Court Coach: Leo Papile, BABC AAU, MA Court Coach: James Lane, Doherty H.S., CO
SCHOOL Northside H.S. Gill Saint Bernard’s School Christ Presbyterian Academy St. Benedict Prep Bishop Kearney H.S. Hopkins H.S. Simeon Career Academy Gonzaga College H.S. (DC) Arthur Hill H.S. Overland H.S. Pitman H.S. Paul VI Catholic H.S. (VA) St. John Bosco H.S. Spring Valley H.S. East Chicago Central H.S. Ensworth H.S. Rice Lake H.S. Wheeler H.S. Wesleyan Christian Academy Roselle Catholic H.S. North Central H.S. St Mary’s H.S. Paul VI Catholic H.S. (VA) Consortium College Prep Athens Christian School St. Vincent-St. Mary H.S. Madison Academy Hamilton H.S. Providence H.S. St. Rita H.S. East Poinsett County H.S. Fairfield Prep Callaway H.S. West Linn H.S. Bishop O’Dowd H.S. Sierra Canyon H.S. Roselle Catholic H.S. William Tennent H.S. Dominican H.S. Chaminade College Prep Rockwall H.S. Sierra Canyon H.S. Riverside Academy Simeon Career Academy Hammond School Bishop Gorman H.S.
HOMETOWN Gatesville, NC Edison, NJ Nashville, TN Union, NJ Rochester, NY New Hope, MN Chicago, IL Kensington, MD Saginaw, MI Denver, CO Mullica Hill, NJ Bowie, MD Pasadena, CA Columbia, SC East Chicago, IL Franklin, TN Rice Lake, WI Mableton, GA Winston-Salem, NC West Orange, NJ Indianapolis, IN Queens Village, NY Camp Springs, MD Southfield, MI Athens, GA Akron, OH Huntsville, AL Memphis, TN Altadena, CA Chicago, IL Lepanto, AR Westport, CT Jackson, MS West Linn, OR Oakland, CA Hidden Hills, CA Hamilton, NJ Warminster, PA Milwaukee, WI St. Louis, MO Rowlett, TX Simi Valley, CA Marrero, LA Chicago, IL Columbia, SC Las Vegas, NV
Court Coach: L.J. Goolsby, KC Run GMC AAU, MO Court Coach: Terry Dunn, Sierra H.S., CO Athletic Trainers: Falcon Sports Therapy Group
GOLD: 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship • Led by tournament MVP Jahlil Okafor and all-tournament selection Justice Winslow, the USA defended its title with a perfect 8-0 record and gold medal in the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship June 29 - July 8 in Kaunas, Lithuania. • The finish was a fourth-straight goldmedal summer for Don Showalter (Iowa City H.S., Iowa), who has headed the DNT since 2009. • The U17 squad won its games by 39.9 point per game and held teams to 33.8 percent from field and 21.8 percent from 3-point, while collecting 13.6 steals and forcing 22.3 turnovers per game. • With 14.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, Conner Frankamp led in scoring, followed by Okafor with 13.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, Jabari Parker with 12.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game and Winslow with 9.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game. Tyus Jones added 8.5 points, 5.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Tyus Jones ranked third in the tournament in assists per game and assist-to-turnover ratio.
Above: Conner Frankamp led the team in scoring, including 22 points in the gold-medal game.
Jahlil Okafor was named the Most Valuable Player of the U17 World Championship.
2012 USA U17 World Championship Team
First row (L-R): Stephen Domingo; Justise Winslow; Kendrick Nunn; Tyus Jones; Joel Berry; Conner Frankamp. Second Row (L-R): Rich Gray, assistant coach; Jabari Parker; Stanley Johnson; Johnathan Williams; Dakari Johnson; Jahlil Okafor; BeeJay Anya; Mike Jones, assistant coach; Don Showalter, head coach.
Reaching Out: Orphanage Visit
Organized by the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania, the USA U17 team met and played with about 30 kids from two orphanages in Kaunas on July 2.
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• The USA averaged 97.2 points while winning its five games by 38.6 points per contest. • Four players tallied double-digit scoring. J u l i u s R a n dl d l e led the way with 14.2 points and 6.6 rebounds o k e s added per game, J a r n e l l S tto 14.0 points and 5.6 rebounds, S ha h a q G o o d wi w i n averaged 12.4 points and 4.8 rebounds and R a s h e e d S u l a i m o n averaged 10.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. M a r c u s S m a r t contributed team highs of 4.0 assists and 3.6 steals per game. • The top four finishers from the U18 championship – USA, Brazil, Canada and Argentina- earned an invite to the 2013 FIBA U19 Wo rld Championship. • The USA’s gold medal is the nation’s sixth FIBA Americas U18 gold in eight championships, and the U.S. is now 43-2 all-time in the U18 touranment.
Leading by just six at halftime of the gold medal game, the USA stepped up its defense to break open its game with Brazil and record an 81-56 victory.
Above: Tennessee’s Jarnel Stokes (left) was the only player with a freshman year in the NCAA under his belt. He celebrates his gold medal with Shaq Goodwin, who helped the USA with 12.4 points per game. Julius Randle was the USA’s leading scorer at 14.2 points per game.
2012 USA U18 National Team
Sitting (L-R): Dave Werner, athletic trainer; Rodney Purvis; Nathaniel Britt, II; James Robinson; Marcus Smart; Rasheed Sulaimon; Shaka Smart, assistant coach. Standing (L-R): Sam Dekker; Jerami Grant; Shaq Goodwin; Jarnell Stokes; Julius Randle; Jake Layman; Montrezl Harrell; Billy Donovan, head coach. Not Pictured: Mark Few, assistant coach.
Next Level: USA U19s
• The FIBA U19 World Champioship is part of the USA Basketball Junior National Team program, however, the USA’s place in the event is secured by the U18 team and the DNT program. • The 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship will be June 27-July 7 in Czech Republic. • Along with gold medalist USA, qualified for the World Championship from the FIBA Americas zone are: Brazil (silver), Canada (bronze) and Argentina (fourth). • Teams from FIBA Europe, FIBA Asia, FIBA Africa and FIBA Oceana will comprise the remaining 12 teams in the 16-team field. • USA men's teams are 69-13 in U19 play and have won four gold and three silver medals, most recently finishing with a 7-2 record and in fifth place in 2011. 7
USA U18 head coach Billy Donovan (center) of the University of Florida is flanked by U.S. assistant coaches, Shaka Smart (left) of Virginia Commonwealth and Mark Few of Gonzaga.
Per FIBA regulations, players eligible for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1994.
Still to Come: 2012 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship • The second annual FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship will take place Sept. 28-30 in Alcobendas, Spain. • The U.S. men’s 3x3 U18 team includes Larry Austin, Brett Brady, DeMonte Flannigan and Rondaé Hollis-Jefferson. • Austin, Flannigan and Hollis-Jefferson played on Team Bulldogs, which won the 2012 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 Men’s Tournament with an 8-0 record and were selected as members of the U18 3x3 National Team. Brady competed for Team TCI at the tournament and earned the fourth spot on the squad. • Austin, Flannigan and Hollis-Jefferson were members of the 2011-12 DNT. Hollis-Jefferson played on the 2011 USA team that went 7-5 and posted an 8thplace finish at the inaugural FIBA 3x3 Youth World Championship, and Austin was a member of the 2011 USA FIBA Americas U16 Championship Team that won gold in Cancun, Mexico. • The USA has drawn Group D, and will take on Hungary, Turkey, Spain and Israel on Sept. 28, before wrapping up preliminary round play against Germany, Italy and Brazil on Sept. 29. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals are on Sept. 30. • In the inaugural event in 2011, New Zealand captured gold , Bulgaria finished with silver and Italy took bronze. The USA featured Shaqquan Aaron, HollisJefferson, Malik Price-Martin and Jordan Swopshire. • FIBA’s plans to hold the 3x3 U18 World Championship annually, making it the most recent addition to the DNT calendar.
3x3 U18 Eligibility
Per FIBA regulations, players eligible for the 2012 3x3 U18 World Championship must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1994.
From left to right, 2012 USA 3x3 U18 team members, Larry Austin, Rondaé Hollis-Jefferson, DeMonte Flannigan and Brett Brady.
Rules of the Game:
• Halfcourt game with a 12-second shotclock. • Teams must take the ball behind the arc on a change of posession. • A score inside the arc is 1 point, a score behind the arc is 2 points and a free throw is 1 point. • The game is won by the first team to 21 points, or the leader after 10 minutes. In overtime, the first team to score two points wins. • Each player gets four fouls, and after a seventh team foul the opposing team shoots a free throw. Fouls inside the arc are one free throw, outside the arc are two free throws and fouls on a made basket are one free throw.
No. 2 to the Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played in the 2010 U17 World Championship and the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit.
U S A D N T & T h e D r a f t
Inc luding five of the top 10 picks, the USA Developmental National Team was well represented in the 2012 NBA Draft. No. 1 to the Hornets: Anthony Davis went from the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit team to the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.
No. 3 to the WIzards: Brad Beal was a 2009 U16 gold medalist, MVP of the 2010 U17 World Championship and a 2011 Nike Hoop Summit team member.
No. 9 to the Pistons: André Drummond went 13-0 for two gold medals in the 2009 U16 FIBA Americas and 2010 U17 World Championship.
No. 10 to the Hornets: Austin Rivers suited up for the USA in the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit.
Kobe Bryant scored 17 points in the USA’s gold medal win, capturing his second Olympic gold medal.
GOLD: 2012 London Olympics
• In a rematch of the 2008 Olympic final clash, the USA went up against Spain, battling to a 107-100 win to capture the 2012 Olympic gold medal in London, England. • The USA featured five players who averaged double-figures -- K e v i n D u r a n t led the tournament in points scored at 19.5 points per game, C a r m e l o A n t h o n y added 16.3 points per game, L e B r o n J a m e s averaged 13.3 points per game, K o b e B r y a n t added 12.1 points per game and K e v i n L o v e tallied 11. 6 points per game. • James tied D a v i d R o b i n s o n for career games in U.S. Olympic history (24), and he is No. 1 in U.S. career records for points (273), field goals made (113) and assists (88). Anthony is No. 1 for career 3-point field goals made (39) & attempted (94). • Overall, the USA has won gold in 14 of the 17 Olympics in which it has played, compiling an incredible 130-5 overall record. 10
Kevin Durant grabbed nine rebounds and shot 5-of-13 from 3-point to set a U.S. Olympic single-game record for 3-pointers attempted in the gold medal game. In just 14:29 played against Nigeria, Carmelo Anthony tallied U.S. Olympic single-game records of 37 points and 10 made 3-pointers.
Wh at U SA Pl ay er s A r e S ay i ng ...
“It was great. I’m happy I was a part of it. I never thought (for) a second after I was in Miami and won a championship about me playing. I made a commitment, I wanted to be a part of this, and this is the reason why I came to be a part of this team: To have this bouquet of flowers and a gold medal.” - LeBron James, Two-time Olympic gold medalist
“Like I said, this is a once in a lifetime chance and this is my second time doing it. There is nothing like playing in the Olympics. There is nothing like representing your country. I’ve played a lot of basketball, just like these other guys – we’ve played a lot of basketball over our careers – but nothing compares to this for this level and for these stakes.”
- Chris Paul, Two-time Olympic gold medalist “It means a lot. We represented our country well; we won with class. Just the way we won, we won with no selfishness and it really seemed like guys were playing for each other.”
- Jarnell Stokes after helping the USA U18 team to gold “There was one goal coming into this and to finally accomplish it just feels great, and it’s an unbelievable feeling. It’s a great group of guys, and I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else.”
- Tyus Jones on winning the U17 gold
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USA DEVELOPMENTAL NATIONAL TEAM FUTURE EVENTS
Sept. 28-30 Oct 5-8
FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship DNT Mini Camp
Born on/after 01/01/94 Class of 2015 & 2016
April 13 June 12-16
Nike Hoop Summit FIBA Americas U16 Championship
Class of 2013 Born on/after 01/01/97
April 12 June TBA June 27-July 6 TBD
Nike Hoop Summit FIBA Americas U18 Championship FIBA U17 World Championship Youth Olympic Games
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