June 20, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-It was announced on Sunday, June 19 by USA Basketball that rising UConn sophomore Jeremy Lamb (Norcross, Ga.) has been named one of 13 finalists for the USA U19 Team that will represent the United States at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Latvia from June 30 – July 10.
The roster was cut from 17 at the start of training camp to 13. The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee, chaired by NCAA representative Jim Boeheim, will make one more roster cut bringing the total to 12 by the end of the week.
The official 12-member Team USA roster will be announced prior to the team’s departure for Europe on Friday, June 24.
Lamb helped lead Connecticut to the 2011 NCAA title and along the way was named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team after averaging 16.2 ppg and 4.8 rpg during the NCAA Tournament.
Lamb was a 2011 BIG EAST All-Rookie selection after averaging 10.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game during conference action.
Named as a finalist for the USA U19 World Championship squad were: Keith Appling (Michigan State/Detroit, Mich.); James Bell (Villanova/Orlando, Fla.); Anthony Brown (Stanford/Huntington Beach, Calif.); Jahii Carson (Mesa High School/*Arizona State/Phoenix, Ariz.); Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Michigan/Miami, Fla.); Joe Jackson (Memphis/Memphis, Tenn.); Jeremy Lamb (Connecticut/ Norcross, Ga.); Meyers Leonard (Illinois/Robinson, Ill.); Khyle Marshall (Butler/Davie, Fla.); Javon McCrea (Buffalo/Newark, N.Y.); Doug McDermott (Creighton/Ames, Iowa); Tony Mitchell (North Texas/Dallas, Texas); and Patric Young (Florida/Jacksonville, Fla.).
George Mason University mentor Paul Hewitt is head coach of the USA U19 World Championship Team, and is being assisted by collegiate head coaches Randy Bennett of St. Mary’s College and Cliff Warren of Jacksonville University.