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2014 US A Bas ketball elopmental National Team USA B ask etball Dev Developmental National

January 2014 - Vol. 7

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.


Introduction 1 DN T  R os te r 2 Don Showalter Honored 3 2014 Nike Hoop Summit 4 2 0 1 4 F I B A U1 7 W or l d  Ch a mp . 6 2 0 1 4 F I B A   A Amer icas U18 Champ. 7 2014 Youth Olympic Games 8 DN T  S uc ce s s B y T h e N um b e rs 9 Aar on Gord on E arns U SA Awar d 1 0 Beal, Drummond Join MNT Pool 11 V id e os : La te s t f r om U S AB 12 Road Map & Calendar 13 1

DN T W r aps Up Su c ces s fu l Y ear Wi t h O ct ob er Mi ni -C amp

Thirty -four of t he 36 members of the 2 0 1 3 - 1 4 D e v e l o p m e n t a l N a t i o n a l T e a m   tt o o k part in a mini- camp on Oct. 5- 6 at the U.S. O l y m p i c  T   Tr a i n i n g C e n t e r i n C o l o r a d o S p r i n g s , Colo., tr ai ning in preparation for next s ummer’s 2 0 1 4 F I B A  U   U1 7 W o r l d C h a m p i o n s h i p . P r i o r t o the next training camp in July 2014, addi tional players may be added to the roster.

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NAM E Edrice Adebayo Lonzo Ball 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


HGT 6-8 6-4 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 225 165 170 185 210 150 179 161 200 250 170 175 225 210 175 255 190 175 195 180 175 198 200 170 215 185 170 210 170 170 200 254 175 160 186 170

DOB 7/18/97 10/27/97 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

H ead Coa ch : Don Showalter, Iowa City H.S., Iowa

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S CHO OL Northside H.S. Chino Hills 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 Chino Hills, CA 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

Do n Sh o wal te r Ear n s U np re ceden t ed F i fth St r ai g ht USA B as ketb al l C oac h in g Awar d

At the helm of the DNT since its inception in 2009, D o n S h o w a l t e r (Iowa City H.S.) has helped USA Basketball collect five-straight gold medals, including the DNT’s most recent gold at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. On Jan. 6, USA Basketball announced Showalter as a co-recipient of the 2013 USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year, an honor he shared with Sue Phillips (Archbishop Mitty H.S.), who led the USA U16 women to gold. The honor was an incredible fifth-straight such award for Showalter, who became the first coach to be honored by USA Basketball five times. On board as the DNT head coac h thro ugh at least next summer’s 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai, Showalter will look to c ontinue his winning ways. Click for Award Release

Top left: Leading his first USA U16 team in 2009, Don Showa lter guided a group of future college and NBA stars, including Bradley Bea l (pictured), past teams by 33.8 points per game. Above: Showalter was the U.S head coach in the 1998 Nike Hoop Summit, which saw Dirk Nowitzki burst onto the scene in the USA.


Bottom left: Showalter was named the 2012 United States Olympic Committee Volunteer Coach of the Year.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit

Set for Saturday, April 12 at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit will see 10 of America’s best high school seniors against a World Select Team compiled by Nike that features the best international talent age 19 years old or younger. The USA is coming off of two-straight losses and looking to restore the ‘W’ to the USA’s column.

Click for ticket information Top left: Kevin Durant’s first USA  Basketball experience was a win in the 2006 Nike Hoop Summit.

Above: Kevi n Garnet t played in the first Nike Hoop Summit in 1995, just weeks before he went No. 5 in the NBA Draft.

Below: Tony Pa rker is one of the most famous World Team stars in Nike Hoop Summit history, but his World Team lost to the USA by one point in 2000.

Bottom left: The USA’s Rashard Lewis tips off against Dirk Nowitzki in 1998, which saw Nowitzki score 33 points to lead his team to a win.


2014 USA Nike Hoop Summit Team Roster

Highlighted by six players who have won gold medals with USA 5x5 teams in FIBA and/or FIBA Americas competitions, and all 10 players with USA Basketball training camp experience, the USA will be led at the Nike Hoop Summit by its most experienced roster yet. NAM E P OS HG T Cliff Alexander F 6-9 Joel Berry II G 6-1 James Blackmon, Jr. G 6-2 Stanley Johnson F 6-7 Tyus Jones G 6-0 Jahlil Okafor C 6-10 Kelly Oubre F 6-7 Theo Pinson F 6-6 Myles Turner C 6-11 Justise Winslow F 6-6

WGT 230 185 175 226 171 260 190 185 240 210

DO B 11/16/95 4/1/95 4/24/95 5/29/96 5/10/96 12/15/95 12/9/95 11/5/95 3/24/96 3/26/96

HI G H SCH OO L/* COL LEG E Curie Metropolitan H.S./*Kansas Lake Highland Prep School/*North Carolina Marian H.S./*Indiana Mater Dei H.S./*Arizona Apple Valley H.S./*Duke Whitney Young H.S./*Duke Findlay Prep (NV)/*Kansas Wesleyan Christian Acad./*North Carolina Trinity H.S./Undecided St. John’s School/*Duke

H ead Coa ch : Mike Jones, DeMatha Catholic High School, MD Ass is tan t Coac h: Cory Alexander, Boo Williams AAU, VA

HO MET OW N Chicago, IL Apopka, FL Fort Wayne, IN Fullerton, CA Apple Valley, MN Chicago, IL Fort Bend, TX Greensboro, NC Bedford, TX Houston, TX

*Indicates college where the player has signed a National Letter of Intent to play in 2014-15.

Left: Kelly Oubre got his first taste of USA Basketball at the 2013 DNT mini-camp this past October.

Right: Cliff Alexander brings international 3x3 experience to the team after playing in the 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship in Indonesia.

Below (left to right): USA DNT veterans Joel Berry II, Stanley Johnson, Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor, Theo Pinson and Justise Winslow.


20 14 FI BA  U1 7 Wo r ld Ch am pi on sh i p

Set for Aug. 8-16 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship will feature 16 U17 national teams from around the world. Sinc e the inaugural U17 event in 2010, the US A has compiled a perfect 16-0 rec ord and won gold in both 2010 and 2012. The 12- man U.S. roster will be named prior to the tournament in late July or August, and it will be comprised of members of the 2013-14 DNT. To be eligible for this competition, players must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1997. Click for more abo ut the FIBA U17 World Championship

Above: NBA star Dirk Nowitzki presented Bradley Beal with his MVP trophy at the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship.

Below: In 2009, Marquis Teague came off the bench for the USA to average 7.0 points per game.

Left: Jahlil Okafor continued the USA’s MVP reign by earning the honor in 2012, and he was joined on the five-member all-tournament team by Justise Winslow.


20 14 FI BA  Am er ic as U1 8 Cha mpi o ns h i p

The dates and site for the 2014 FIBA Americ as U18 Championship are still to be determined, but the event will qualify four of the participating teams for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship. The 2014 U.S. team will be lo oking to c apture a thirdstraight gold medal at the event. USA Basketball will conduct a training camp prior to the competition during which the 12-member roster will be selected. To be eligible for this event, players must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1996 Click for more abo ut the FIBA Americas U18 Championship

Above: The USA celebrates a gold medal win in 2010, after earning silver in 2008.

Below: Before he became a three-time Olympian, Carmelo Anthony played on the 2002 USA U18 team that finished with a bronze medal.

Left: Marcus Smart accepts the USA’s goldmedal trophy on behalf of his team at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.


2014 Youth Olympic Games

The 2014 Youth Olympic Games, which feature 3x3 basketball and a dunk contest, will take place from Aug. 16-28 in Nanjing, China, and twenty teams are expected to participate in the men’s basketball tournament. In the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010, the USA men's team, which featured K.C. Caudill, Angelo Cho l, Sterling Gibbs and Brandan Kearney, finished with a 5-2 record and in fourth place after falling to Greece 34-25 in the bronze medal game. The 2014 U.S. team will be comprised of four players, and athletes eligible for this competition must have been born between Jan. 1, 1996 and Dec. 31, 1997. Click for more about the Youth Olympic Games

Above: A culture and education program is a part of the Youth Olympic Games, which also includes an opening and closing ceremony.

Top right: Before he played for the USA in the first Youth Olympic Games in 2010, Brandan Kearney was a DNT member who earned a gold medal with the 2009 U16 team. Bottom right: K.C. Caudill (left) and St erling Gibbs also were 2009-10 DNT members. 8

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DNT : S u cc es s B y T he N um b er s

Number of players who have suited up fo r USA Basketball as a member of a USA U16 team, a U17 team, or both.

Number of USA U16 or U17 alumni who c urrently are competing at the c ollege level. Number of past DNT members who signed a National Letter of Intent to play for a college or university next season.

Number of DNT alumni who earned MVP honors at the McDonald’s All-American Game, inc luding Harrison Barnes (2010), Jared Sullinger (2010), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2011), James Mic hael McAdoo (2011), Shabazz Muhammad (2012) and Aaron Gordon (2013).

Number of USA alumni who have made the leap from the 2009 U16 or 2010 U17 teams to an NBA roster, including Bradley Beal, André Drummon d, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Tony Wroten. Number of former DNT members who earned Gatorade High School Boys Basketball National Player of the Year honors as a high school senior, including Bradley Beal (2011) and Jabari Parker (2012). Number of games lost by the DNT all-time in FIBA and FIBA Americas 5x5 competitions.

The USA, which beat teams by an average of 39.9 ppg. at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, will be looking for a third-straight gold medal at this summer’s FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai. 9

Aar o n G o rd on N am ed 201 3 US A B as ket ba l l Mal e Ath l ete of t h e Y ear

A veteran of three USA teams, A a r o n G o r d o n not only helped the USA to a gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, he was named MVP of the tournament, and on Jan. 14, he was named the 2013 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. “It’s a great hono r,” Gordon said. “USA Basketball is a really good pro gram. I respect everybody asso ciated with US A Basketball, so for them to rec ognize me as Male Athlete of the Year is an incredible feeling.” Coming off the bench, Gordon averaged team- highs of 12.6 points an d 6.2 reboun ds per game. He also sc ored nine points fo r the 2013 USA Nike Summit Team, whic h fell to the World Team 112-98. Gordon started with USA Basketball on the 2011-12 DNT, and he won his first gold medal at the 2011 FIBA Americ as U16 Champio nship. In being named the 2013 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, he joins a list of honorees that inc ludes L e B r o n J a m e s (2012), J a b a r i P a r k e r (2011) and K e v i n D u r a n t (2010). “There are a c ouple of guys on that list that I really look up to, so to be affiliated with them is a tremendous ho nor," Gordon told’s Dana O’Neil. "LeBron James, that's almost surreal to be in the same category as him."

Click for Award Release Clic k for ES article Click for Athlete o f the Year Video


Above: Aaron Gordon attacks the basket at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in the Czech Republic.

Below: Gordon accepts his 2013 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year trophy at press conference.

Bottom left: Gordon holds his 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship MVP and All-Tournament Team watches.

DNT Alumni Bradley Beal, André Drummond Named To USA Men’s National Team Pool

Members of the inaugural DNT in 2009-10, Bradley Beal and André Drummond on Jan. 23 were named to the 2014-16 USA Basketball Men’s National Team pool. That means that while training with the MNT, they will be battling for roster spots on the U.S. teams that will play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. “I am thrilled to be able to continue to compete as a member of USA Basketball, and I look forward to the chance to represent my country,” said Beal. “Being part of this team is a tremendous honor and a great opportunity for me to learn and develop as a player.” “I’m extremely honored to be selected along with this talented group of players for an opportunity to represent my country,” Drummond said. "I look forward to competing and representing our fans the right way."

Click for USA Men’s National Team Announcement

Top left: Bradley Beal looks on during the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas.

Above: A ndré Drummond (40) and Beal pose with DNT head coach Don Showalter (left) and USA Basketball’s B.J. Johnson at the 2013 USA Men’s National Team mini-camp.

Top right: Drummond (top) and Beal (bottom) at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship when they were 15 and 16 years old, respectively.

Bottom left: Drummond (right) takes on G reg Monroe at the 2013 MNT mini-camp. Said USA MNT head coach Mike Krzyzewski on Jan. 23, “Drummond is still a very young kid. He's 20 years old. I mean, he just turned 20 in September and has had a really good year thus far. We look at him as keeping him in the (National Team) pool. By being in these type of experiences, whether it be at the camp or making the team, he's going to develop more and more. But there is a big upside for Andre.” 11

V I DEO : T he l at es t fro m USA  p laye rs , c o ac he s & e v en ts

Mini- Camp Highlights

Happy Holidays!

Don Showalter: 2013 USA Basketball Co-Developmental Coach of the Year

Cliff Alexander 3x3 U18 Highlights

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You can reach USA Basketball by contacting the assistant men’s national team director, B.J. Johnson, at 719-590-4800 or at 12



April 12 Nike Hoop Summit June U18 Training Camp June FIBA Americas U18 Championship July 24-Aug. 7 U17 Training Camp Aug. 8-16 FIBA U17 World Championship Aug. 16-28 Youth Olympic Games (3x3) Oct. 3-6 DNT Mini-Camp



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