USA B as ketb al l Devel opm en tal N at i on al T eam
Fall 2013 - Vol. 6
I N TR O: US A Bas ke t ba ll M en’ s Dev e lo pm ent al Nat io nal Te am
• In an effort to field strong, experienced teams and to help mentor young players, USA Basketball founded the Developmental National Team program in 2009. • The DNT encompasses all USA Basketball men’s high-school age teams and training camps, including teams competing in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship, the FIBA U17 World Championship, the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, the Nike Hoop Summit and 3x3 U18 national teams. • DNT training camps are held at least twice a year, typically in October and June. • Whether they make a 12-member roster, attend camp or play in the Nike Hoop Summit, DNT players improve their leadership, teamwork and skill set.
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Intr oduction 1 Upcoming: October Mini-Camp 2 Golden!: 2013 U16s 4 DNT Feature Stories 6 Preview: 3x3 U18 Worlds 7 D N T M 8 M e m b e r s F i n d U 1 9 G o l d V I D E O S : S u m m e r H i g h l i g h t s 9 Road Map & Calendar 10 1
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• F or a fifth str aight year USA DNT member w ill gather for an October minicamp, which will take place on O ct. 5 and 6 at the U.S. Oc Olympic Training Center in Color ado Spring s, C olo. gs Co • Including five ne w players, 35 members of the 201314 DNT (born on or after Jan. 1, 1997) are expected to attend. They will be training in preparation for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship and 2014 Youth Olympic Games. • Additionally, 13 players from the high school class of 2014 will attend camp, training for the 2014 USA U18 National Team and the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.
Above: Including Harry Giles, all 12 members of the gold-medal winning 2013 USA U16 National Team will attend mini-camp.
Below: Among the upperclassmen, Jahlil Okafor is the most experienced. He won gold and was all-tournament at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, and he and was MVP of the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.
Led by Don Showalter (center), who has won five gold medals as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team since 2009, the 2013 October mini-camp also will include court coaches Mike Jones (DeMatha Catholic H.S., Md.) and Cory Al exand er (Boo Williams AAU, Va.). 2
201 3-14 U SA MEN ’S DN T RO S TER
NAM E Edrice Adebayo Tyus Battle Terrell Brown Thomas Bryant #Amir Coffey Bryant Crawford Eric Davis Juwan Durham Henry Ellenson Terrence Ferguson DeAaron Fox Daniel Giddens #Harry Giles #Quentin Goodin Jessie Govan Mustapha Heron Josh Jackson Chase Jeter Derrick Jones V.J. King Joshua Langford T.J. Leaf Malik Monk Doral Moore Malik Newman Payton Pritchard Ivan Rabb Devearl Ramsey Kobi Simmons Horace Spencer Diamond Stone Jayson Tatum Derryck Thornton D.J. Williams Seventh Woods
POS F/C G C F G G G C F/C G G F/C F G F G G/F C F G/F G/F F G C G G F F G F F/C G G F G
HGT 6-8 6-5 6-10 6-9 6-6 6-2 6-3 6-9 6-9 6-6 6-2 6-10 6-9 6-2 6-9 6-4 6-6 6-8 6-6 6-6 6-5 6-8 6-3 6-11 6-4 6-0 6-10 5-10 6-4 6-9 6-10 6-7 6-2 6-7 6-2
WG T 225 170 185 210 150 179 161 200 250 170 175 225 210 175 255 190 175 195 180 175 198 200 170 215 185 170 210 170 170 200 254 175 160 186 170
DOB 7/18/97 9/23/97 6/8/98 7/31/97 6/17/97 3/21/97 5/26/97 12/22/97 1/13/97 5/17/97 12/20/97 7/4/97 4/22/98 9/3/97 7/25/97 12/12/97 2/10/97 9/19/97 2/15/97 1/22/97 1/15/97 4/30/97 2/4/98 1/21/97 2/21/97 1/28/98 2/4/97 5/17/97 7/4/97 1/31/97 2/10/97 3/3/98 5/30/97 3/20/97 8/7/98
Y OG 2016 2016 2016 2015 2016 2015 2015 2016 2015 2016 2016 2015 2016 2016 2015 2016 2016 2015 2015 2016 2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2016 2015 2016 2016 2015 2015 2016 2016 2015 2016
S CHO OL Northside H.S. Gill St. Bernard's School St. Andrew’s School Bishop Kearney H.S. Hopkins H.S. Gonzaga College H.S. (DC) Arthur Hill H.S. Tampa Preparatory School Rice Lake H.S. Prime Prep Academy Cypress Lakes H.S. Wheeler H.S. Wesleyan Christian Academy Taylor County H.S. St. Mary's High School Wilbraham & Monson Acad.
H OME TO WN Gatesville, NC Edison, NJ Barrington, RI Rochester,NY New Hope, MN Kensington, MD Saginaw, MI Tampa, FL Rice Lake, WI Flower Mound, TX Katy, TX Mableton, GA Winston-Salem, NC Campbellsville, KY Queens Village, NY West Haven, CT Consortium College Prep H.S. Southfield, MI Bishop Gorman H.S. Las Vegas, NV Archbishop Carroll H.S. Marcus Hook, PA St. Vincent - St. Mary H.S. Akron, OH Madison Academy Huntsville, AL Foothills Christian H.S. Lakeside, CA East Poinsett County H.S. Lepanto, AR Luella H.S. Locust Grove, GA Callaway H.S. Jackson, MS West Linn H.S. West Linn, OR Bishop O'Dowd H.S. Oakland, CA Sierra Canyon H.S. Los Angeles, CA St. Francis H.S. Alpharetta, GA William Tennent H.S. Warminster, PA Dominican H.S. Milwaukee, WI Chaminade College Prep St. Louis, MO Findlay Prep (NV) Simi Valley, CA Simeon Career Academy Chicago, IL Hammond School Columbia, SC
NAM E POS H G T Joel Berry G 6-1 James Blackmon, Jr. G 6-2 Justin Jackson F 6-7 Stanley Johnson F 6-7 Tyus Jones G 6-0 Kevon Looney C 6-8 Chris McCullough C 6-9 Jahlil Okafor C 6-10 Kelly Oubre F 6-7 Theo Pinson F 6-6 D’Angelo Russell G 6-5 Reid Travis C 6-7 Rashad Vaughn G 6-6
WG T 185 175 180 226 171 190 205 260 190 185 176 215 203
DOB 4/1/95 4/24/95 3/28/95 5/29/96 5/10/96 2/6/96 2/5/95 12/15/95 12/9/95 11/5/95 2/23/96 11/25/95 8/16/96
Y OG 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
S CHO OL Lake Highland Prep School Marian H.S.
CLA SS O F 20 14 P ARTI CIP AN TS
H OME TO WN Apopka, FL Fort Wayne, IN Homeschool Christian Youth Assoc Spring, TX Mater Dei H.S. Fullerton, CA Apple Valley H.S. Apple Valley, MN Hamilton H.S. Milwaukee, WI Brewster Academy (NH) Bronx, NY Whitney Young H.S. Chicago, IL Findlay Prep (NV) Fort Bend, TX Wesleyan Christian Academy Greensboro, NC Montverde Academy (FL) Louisville, KY De Las Salle H.S. Minneapolis, MN Findlay Prep (NV) Golden Valley, MN
USA Collects Third Straight U16 Gold Medal With Victory Over Argentina
• Behind a dominating 28-7 second quarter, the USA accomplished exactly what the previous two U.S. U16 squads did and vanquished all comers, including Argentina 94-48 in the championship game, en route to collecting gold at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay. • The USA men improved to 15-0 all-time in the U16 tournament. • To be eligible for next summer’s 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, athletes must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1997.
Iva n Rabb grabbed a team-high 9.8 rebounds per game to go with 12 points and 2.6 blocks per game.
Above: Malik Newman (left) earned tournament MVP honors after averaging 16.2 points, 2.8 steals, 2.6 boards and 2.0 steals per game. Jayson Tatum (right) added 10 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
Below: Diamond Stone was the USA’s second leading scorer, with 13.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game.
The 2013 U.S. men set or tied for four all-timeâ€ˆU16 tournament single-game records, including most points (130, tie), rebounds (73), field goals made (56) and free throw attempts (45, tie).
Seventh Woods started in all five games for the 2013 USA U16 men, and he dished out a team best 4.4 assists per game. 5
Thomas Bryant set an all-time U16 competition record for blocks (18) and U.S.â€ˆU16 competition records for free throws made (22) and free throws attempted (32).
U1 6 MVP Ma li k N ewm an R eli s h es Ex per i enc e
Basking in the glow of helping the USA U16 National Team capture the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men is tournament MVP Malik Newman. The 6’4” guard from Jackson, Miss., led the USA to a dominating performance from June 11-15 in Maldonado, Uruguay.
“It was a great honor. I didn't really think I was going to get it, but when they called my name it was all a blessing,” said Newman following the gold medal game. “I'm just glad my teammates believed in me and the coaches did also, and I'm just glad I had a great tournament with the USA team.”
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U16s Roll to Gold, Continue to Build Legacy
Knowing the previous USA teams’ history and wanting to not only build upon the legacy, but also create their own, the 2013 squad headed to Uruguay with two goals in mind: capture gold and not lose a game in the process.
The squad, which trained in Colorado Springs, Colo., flew through Houston, then to Sao Paulo, Brazil, and finally landed in Montevideo, Uruguay about 24 hours later. Then came an hour-and-a-half bus ride to the Golden Beach Hotel in the resort town of Punta Del Este. Being away from home, away from family and friends and everything familiar didn’t faze the young Americans. They spent their free time hanging out in each other’s rooms, watching the NBA Finals, loading images onto Instagram and getting to know one another better.
By the time the tournament tipped-off on June 11, the 12 members of the USA squad had begun to form a bond off the court that will likely last a lifetime. And it was evident that the bond of brotherhood extended onto the court. Click to Continue Reading ... 6
20 13 FI BA 3x 3 U18 W or l d Ch ampi o ns h i p
• The 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship will feature 32 national teams from Sept. 26-29 in Jakarta, Indonesia. • Sinc e the first 3x3 U18 ev ent in 2010, USA men’s teams are 20-9 in 3x3 U18 play. In 2012, the U.S . Men’s 3x3 U18 Wo rld Championship Team brought home silver, which was the best U.S. men’s 3x3 World Championship finish to date. • Two of those silver medalists return in 2013, including L a rr r ry Au A u s ti t i n and D e Mo M on t e F l a n n i g a n , and they are joined on the 2013 team by C l i f f Al A l e x a n d e r and 2011-12 DNT member D o m i n i q u e Co C ol l i e r .
Cliff Al exa nd er is playing on his first USA Basketball team in 2013, and already he was MVP of the 2013 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championship Tournament.
Above: The 2013 USA Men’s 3x3 U18 World Championship Team won not only the 2013 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championship Tournament that was held in Colorado in early August, but also the 2013 FIBA Americas 3x3 U18 Championship that was played in the Washington, D.C., area at the end of the month.
Below: Larry Austin helped the USA men capture the silver medal at the 2012 FIBA 3x3 U18 Worlds, and he is back and looking for gold in 2013.
Th r ee DNT Memb er s Make Th e Lea p To U1 9 Su cc es s
• Aa A a r o n G o rd r d o n , J a h l i l O ka k a f o r and
J u s t i s e W i n s l o w , all members of the 2011-12 DNT, r eturned to
USA Basketball this past summer on the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team that earned a gold medal in Czech Republic. In fact, G o r d o n took home MVP honors and W i n s l o w joined him on
Above: Playing against the world’s best players age 19 or younger, Aaron Gordon came off the bench and still took home MVP honors at the 2013 U19 Worlds. He averaged U.S. highs of 12.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game to go with 2.0 steals per game and shot 61.2 percent from the field.
the five member all-tournament team. • G o r d o n has begun his freshman year at the University of Arizona, while O ka k a f o r and W i n s l o w are high school juniors.
Below: J ahlil Okafor scored a U.S. second best 10.8 points per game and grabbed 4.8 rebounds per game to earn one of just five spots on the 2013 All-FIBA U19 World Championship Team.
Just prior to the start of the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, Justise Winslow talked about his USA experience, and brotherhood was one of the things he said he had gained.
“Jahlil and I are really close. We won the gold last year. It definitely helps having someone I can relate to, just age-wise, us both being 17. We don’t try to use our age for any excuses, we just try to go out there and play, play hard.” Click to read Winslow feature ...
V I DEO : T he l at es t fro m USA p laye rs , c o ac he s & e v en ts
Inside Look At U16 Training Camp
U16 Finalists Show Off At Th e Rim
MNT Mini-Camp All- Ac cess
U16s’ Golden Celebration
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You can reach USA Basketball by contacting the assistant men’s national team director, BJ Johnson at 719-590-4800 or at email@example.com. 9
DEVEL O P MENT AL N ATIO N AL T EAM FU TUR E EV ENT S
Sept. 26- 29 Oct. 5-6
FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship DNT Fall Mini- Camp
Born on/after 01/01/95
April June Aug. 7-17 Aug. 16-28
Nike Hoop Summit FIBA Americas U18 Championship FIBA U17 World Championship Youth Olympic Games (3x3)
Class of 2014 Born on/after 01/01/96 Born on/after 01/01/97 Born on/after 01/01/96
FIBA Americ as U16 Championship FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship 10
Born on/after 01/01/99 Born on/after 01/01/97
Published on Sep 12, 2013