Young Athletes Make it Official

Nov. 5, 2013 • Colorado Springs, Colo.

The fall signing period for high school basketball players in the Class of 2013 runs from Nov. 13 through Nov. 20, and there are quite a few athletes who have competed internationally, many of whom have won gold medals, representing the red, white and blue. Most of them have given verbal commitments to schools, while others have kept their fans on pins and needles. At last, it’s time to put an end to the speculation -- for most of the players at least.

Including 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team member and tournament MVP Jahlil Okafor, who announced his decision to attend Duke on Friday afternoon, as well as four-time USA Basketball gold medalist Brianna Turner, who signed wtih the University of Notre Dame, there are 17 athletes who have competed for USA Basketball who will be heading to some of the nation’s top colleges next fall and who have or who will be making their intent official this week.

Below are charts listing all eligible players who have competed for USA Basketball in the past couple of years and where they have officially signed.

Shaqquan Aaron Shaqquan Aaron (Ranier Beach H.S. / Seattle Wash.)
  • Signed with: Louisville.
  • Member of the 2011 USA 3x3 Youth World Championship Team that finished with a 7-5 record and in eighth place at the 2011 FIBA 3x3 Youth World Championship in Rimini, Italy.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on March 24, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA Basketball Developmental National Team mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Cliff Alexander Cliff Alexander (Curie H.S. / Chicago, Ill.)
  • Signed with: Kansas.
  • Gold Medal: 2013 FIBA Americas U18 3x3 Championship.
  • Teamed up with Larry Austin, Dominic Collier and DeMonte Flannigan on the 2013 USA U18 3x3 World Championship Team that captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas U18 3x3 Championship with a 7-0 record and finished in ninth place at the 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship after losing in the quarterfinals and closed with a 7-1 record.

 

Larry Austin Larry Austin (Lanphier H.S. / Springfield, Ill.)
  • Expected to sign with: Tennessee.
  • Gold Medals: 2013 FIBA Americas U18 3x3 Championship, 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Silver Medal: 2012 FIBA U18 3x3 World Championship.
  • Teamed up with Cliff Alexander, Dominic Collier and DeMonte Flannigan on of the 2013 USA U18 3x3 World Championship Team that captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas U18 3x3 Championship with a 7-0 record and finished in ninth place at the 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship after losing in the quarterfinals and closed with a 7-1 record.
  • Teamed up with Brett Brady, Flannigan and Rondaé Hollis-Jefferson on the 2012 USA U18 3x3 World Championship Team that compiled an 8-2 record and claimed the silver medal at the 2012 FIBA U18 3x3 World Championship in Alcobendas, Spain.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the FIBA Americas Championship gold medal in Cancun, Mexico; started all five games and averaged 7.2 ppg., and ranked third among all tournament leaders third in assists with 4.4 apg.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on March 24, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA Basketball Developmental National Team mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG AST BLK STL PTS/AVG
2011 U16 5/5 11- 29 .379 0- 0 .000 14- 21 .667 9/ 1.8 22 3 12 36/ 7.2

 

Joel Berry Joel Berry (Lake Highland Prep / Apopka, Fla.)
  • Signed with: North Carolina
  • Gold Medal: 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team that compiled an 8-0 record en route to earning the FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania; started five of eight games and averaged 7.9 ppg., 3.3 rpg. and 2.9 apg. in fewer than 20 minutes a game.
  • Sat out of the USA's two pre-U17 exhibition contests while recovering from a concussion suffered during training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA Developmental National Team training camp, held Oct. 15-16 in Colorado Springs.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Basketball Developmental National Team on Oct. 14, 2011.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG AST BLK STL PTS/AVG
2012 U17 8/5 26-61 .426 2-6 .333 9-16 .563 26/3.3 23 2 15 63/7.9

 

Dominique Collier Dominique Collier (Denver East H.S. / Denver, Colo.)
  • Signed with: Colorado.
  • Gold Medals: 2013 FIBA Americas U18 3x3 Championship, 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Teamed up with Cliff Alexander, Larry Austin and DeMonte Flannigan on of the 2013 USA U18 3x3 World Championship Team that captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas U18 3x3 Championship with a 7-0 record and finished in ninth place at the 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship after losing in the quarterfinals and closed with a 7-1 record.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the FIBA Americas Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship; averaged 3.2 ppg.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on March 24, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA Basketball Developmental National Team mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG AST BLK STL PTS/AVG
2011 U16 5/0 6- 17 .353 3- 9 .333 1- 2 .500 7/ 1.4 4 2 4 16/ 3.2

 

Justin Jackson Justin Jackson (Homeschool Christian Youth Association, Texas)
  • Signed with: North Carolina.
  • Gold Medal: 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the FIBA Americas Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship; averaged 10.4 ppg. and 3.4 rpg.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on June 7, 2011.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG AST BLK STL PTS/AVG
2011 U16 5/0 24- 46 .522 1- 4 .250 3- 5 .600 17/ 3.4 6 6 7 52/ 10.4

 

Stanley Johnson Stanley Johnson (Mater Dei High School / Fullerton, Calif.)
  • Undecided.
  • Gold Medals: 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team that compiled an 8-0 record en route to earning the FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania; started seven of eight games and averaged 7.8 ppg. and 4.9 rpg. in fewer than 19 minutes a game.
  • Helped the U.S. U17 squad claim a pair of exhibition victories over Australia and Latvia in Las Palmas, Canary Islands; averaged 13.5 ppg. and 5.5 rpg.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the FIBA Americas Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship; started the first two games, before dislocating his knuckle and was sidelined the remainder of the tournament. Averaged 8.0 ppg. and 2.0 rpg. in the first two games.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on March 24, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG AST BLK STL PTS/AVG
2012 U17 8/7 23-55 .418 0- 3 .000 16- 25 .640 39/ 4.9 12 3 11 62/ 7.8
2012 U17 exh 2/0 12- 21 .571 0- 0 .--- 3- 5 .600 11/ 5.5 4 0 4 27/ 13.5
2011 U16 2/2 7- 12 .583 0- 2 .000 2- 2 1.000 4/ 2.0 0 1 1 16/ 8.0
TOTALS 12/9 42- 88 .477 0- 5 .000 21- 32 .656 54/ 4.5 16 4 16 105/ 8.8

 

Tyus Jones Tyus Jones (Apple Valley H.S. / Apple Valley, Minn.)
  • Signed with: Duke.
  • Gold Medals: 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team that compiled an 8-0 record en route to earning the FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania; started three of eight games and averaged 8.5 ppg., 2.9 rpg. and a tournament third-best 5.4 apg. He also ranked third among all competitors in the 16-team field for assist-to-turnover ratio (2.15).
  • Helped the U.S. U17 squad claim a pair of exhibition victories over Australia and Latvia in Las Palmas, Canary Islands; averaged 5.0 ppg., 2.5 rpg. and a team-best 7.5 apg.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA Developmental National Team training camp, held Oct. 15-16 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, won the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship; averaged 4.6 ppg. and led the field with 5.6 apg.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on March 24, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG AST BLK STL PTS/AVG
2012 U17 8/3 26-49 .531 2-8 .250 14-18 .778 23/2.9 43 0 16 68/8.5
2012 U17 exh 2/1 5-11 .455 0-1 .000 0-2 .000 5/2.5 15 0 5 10/5.0
2011 U16 5/0 11- 20 .550 0- 4 .000 1- 1 1.000 10/ 2.0 28 1 4 23/ 4.6
TOTALS 15/4 42- 80 .525 2- 13 .154 15- 21 .714 38/ 2.5 86 1 25 101/ 6.7

 

Jahlil Okafor Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young H.S. / Chicago, Ill.)
  • Signed with: Duke.
  • Honors: 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship All-Tournament Team, 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship MVP, All-FIBA U17 World Championship Team.
  • Gold Medals: 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Second-youngest member of the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team that compiled a 9-0 record and captured the gold medal in Prague, Czech Republic; came off the bench to average a USA second-best 10.8 ppg., while pulling down 4.8 rpg. and shooting a sizzling 77.2 percent from the field in just 14.2 minutes a game.
  • Member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team that compiled an 8-0 record en route to earning the FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania; averaged 13.6 ppg. and a tournament seventh-best 8.3 rpg., while shooting 59.5 percent (47-79 FGs) from the field to rank second among the 16-team tournament.
  • Helped the U.S. U17 squad claim a pair of exhibition victories over Australia and Latvia in Las Palmas, Canary Islands; averaged 22.5 ppg. and 10.5 rpg. and was named MVP of the four-team tournament.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA Developmental National Team training camp, held Oct. 15-16 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the FIBA Americas Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Started all five games and averaged a team third-best 14.6 ppg. and second-best 9.2 rpg., which ranked eighth and third, respectively, among the eight-team field; also shot a tournament second-best 71.1 percent (27-38 FGs) from the field and a tournament eighth-best 82.6 percent (19-23 FTs) from the line.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on March 24, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG AST BLK STL PTS/AVG
2013 U19 9/0 44-57 .772 0- 0 .--- 9-18 .500 43/ 4.8 3 4 7 97/ 10.8
2012 U17 8/8 47-79 .595 0-0 .--- 15-36 .417 66/8.3 0 3 2 109/13.6
2012 U17 exh 2/1 21-28 .750 0-0 .--- 3-7 .429 21/10.5 0 1 1 45/22.5
2011 U16 5/5 27- 38 .711 0- 0 .--- 19- 23 .826 46/ 9.2 2 8 3 73/ 14.6
TOTALS 24/14 139-202 .688 0-0 .--- 46-84 .548 176/ 7.3 5 16 13 324/ 13.5

 

Theo Pinson Theo Pinson (Wesleyan Christian Academy / Greensboro, N.C.)
  • Signed with: North Carolina.
  • Gold Medal: 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the FIBA Americas Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship; started three of four games and averaged 11.5 ppg. and 6.3 rpg.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on March 24, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA Basketball Developmental National Team mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG AST BLK STL PTS/AVG
2011 U16 4/3 17- 29 .586 5- 12 .417 7- 12 .583 25/ 6.3 5 3 11 46/ 11.5

 

Justise Winslow Justise Winslow (St. John’s H.S. / Houston, Texas)
  • Undecided.
  • Gold Medals: 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Honors: Named to the five-member All-FIBA U17 World Championship Team.
  • The youngest member of the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team that went 9-0 and captured the FIBA U19 World Championship gold medal in Prague, Czech Republic; checked in to average 9.8 ppg. and 6.0 rpg in fewer than 19 minutes a game.
  • Member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team that compiled an 8-0 record en route to earning the FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania; started five of eight games and averaged 9.9 ppg., a tournament fourth-best 8.8 rpg. and a tournament second-best (tie) 2.6 spg.
  • Helped the U.S. U17 squad claim a pair of exhibition victories over Australia and Latvia in Las Palmas, Canary Islands; averaged 10.0 ppg., 8.5 rpg. and 2.5 spg.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA Developmental National Team training camp, held Oct. 15-16 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Basketball Developmental National Team on Oct. 14, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA Basketball Developmental National Team mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG AST BLK STL PTS/AVG
2012 U19 9/1 34-65 .523 0- 1 .000 20- 29 .690 54/ 6.0 14 4 10 88/ 9.8
2012 U17 8/5 34-63 .540 1-2 .500 10-18 .556 70/8.8 13 7 21 79/9.9
2012 U17 exh 2/0 8-14 .571 0-0 .--- 4-6 .667 17/8.5 4 2 5 20/10.0
TOTALS 19/6 76-142 .535 1-3 .333 34-53 .642 141/ 7.4 31 13 36 187/ 9.8

 

USA Basketball Women -- High School Class of 2014

Recee Caldwell Receé Caldwell (Claudia Taylor Johnson High School / San Antonio, Texas)
  • Expected to sign with: UCLA.
  • Gold Medal: 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Won a gold medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship as a member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that posted a 5-0 record in Merida, Mexico.

USA Basketball Statistics:

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2011 U16 5/0 2- 10 .200 1- 3 .333 1- 6 .167 5/ 1.0 6/ 1.2 10 1 4

 

Recee Caldwell Jordin Canada (Winward School / Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Signed with: UCLA.
  • Gold Medal: 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Won a gold medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship as a member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that posted a 5-0 record in Merida, Mexico.

USA Basketball Statistics:

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2011 U16 5/0 10- 24 .417 1- 4 .250 2- 8 .250 7/ 1.4 23/ 4.6 12 0 7

 

Gabby Green Gabby Green (St. Mary’s College High School / Oakland, Calif.)
  • Signed with: California.
  • Gold Medals: 2013 FIBA U18 3x3 World Championship, 2013 FIBA Americas 3x3 U18 Championship, 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship.
  • Teamed up with Arike Ogunbowale, Katie Lou Samuelson and Brianna Turner on the 2013 USA 3x3 U18 World Championship Team that captured gold medals at the 2013 FIBA U18 3x3 World Championship and FIBA Americas U18 3x3 Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Washington, D.C., respectively.
  • Member of the 2013 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 9-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Lithuania.
  • Aided the USA U19 squad to a 3-0 exhibition record against U19 teams from Australia, Canada and Spain in the Canary Islands.
  • Participated in the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team trials.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA U16 National Team trials.

USA Basketball Statistics:

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2013 U19 8/0 11- 32 .344 4- 17 .235 2- 2 1.000 21/ 2.6 28/ 3.5 16 0 11
2013 U19X 3/0 3- 13 .231 0- 5 .000 0- 0 .000 7/ 2.3 6/ 2.0 0 0 1
Totals 11/0 14- 45 .311 4- 22 .182 2- 2 1.000 28/ 2.5 34/ 3/1 16 0 12

 

Brianna Turner Brianna Turner (Manvel High School / Pearland, Texas)
  • Signed with: Notre Dame.
  • Gold Medals: 2013 FIBA U18 3x3 World Championship, 2013 FIBA Americas 3x3 U18 Championship, 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2012 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship, FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Teamed up with Gabby Green, Arike Ogunbowale and Katie Lou Samuelson on the 2013 USA 3x3 U18 World Championship Team that captured gold medals at the 2013 FIBA U18 3x3 World Championship and FIBA Americas U18 3x3 Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Washington, D.C., respectively.
  • Member of the 2013 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 9-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Lithuania.
  • Aided the USA U19 squad to a 3-0 exhibition record against U19 teams from Australia, Canada and Spain in the Canary Islands.
  • Member of the 2012 USA 3x3 U18 World Championship Team that posted a 7-1 record en route to the gold medal in Alcobendas, Spain. The team’s lone loss came against China in overtime with only two players available in the extra period
  • Member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team that captured the FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal with a perfect 8-0 record; shot a team second-best 56.9 percent (29-51 FGs) from the floor.
  • Prior to the U17 Worlds, helped the U.S. to a 4-0 exhibition slate over U17 teams from Australia, Brazil and Italy.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team Trials.


USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2013 U19 9/0 24- 48 .500 0- 0 .--- 3- 6 .500 46/ 5.1 51/ 5.7 6 7 8
2013 U19X 3/0 7- 15 .467 0- 0 .--- 7- 8 .875 20/ 6.7 21/ 7.0 1 0 4
2012 U17 8/0 29- 51 .569 0- 0 .--- 10- 19 .526 32/ 4.0 68/ 8.5 2 4 8
2012 U17x 4/0 11- 17 .647 0- 0 .--- 10- 17 .588 18/ 4.5 32/ 8.0 4 2 1
Totals 24/0 71- 131 .542 0- 0 .--- 30- 50 .600 116/ 4.8 172/ 7.2 13 13 21

 

Jatarie White Jatarie White (Providence Day School / Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Expected to sign with: South Carolina.
  • Gold Medal: 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Won a gold medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship as a member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that posted a 5-0 record in Merida, Mexico.

USA Basketball Statistics:

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2011 U16 5/0 18- 39 .462 13- 15 .867 0- 0 .--- 34/ 6.8 49/ 9.8 2 12 3

 

Aja Wilson A’ja Wilson (Heathwood Hall High School / Hopkins, S.C.)
  • Undecided: not expected to sign until the spring.
  • Gold Medal: 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship.
  • Member of the 2013 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 9-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Lithuania.
  • Aided the USA U19 squad to a 3-0 exhibition record against U19 teams from Australia, Canada and Spain in the Canary Islands.

USA Basketball Statistics:

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2013 U19 9/0 40- 74 .541 0- 0 .--- 18- 24 .750 71/ 7.9 98/ 10.9 5 15 9
2013 U19X 3/0 11- 23 .478 0- 0 .--- 3- 7 .429 22/ 7.3 25/ 8.3 0 2 2
Totals 12/0 51- 97 .526 0- 0 .--- 21- 31 .677 93/ 7.8 123/ 10.3 5 17 11