2014 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team Features, Photos & Videos

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30 Years Later, Danny Manning Returns To His USA Basketball Roots
In April 1984, recently named Wake Forest University head coach Danny Manning was a high school senior participating alongside 71 of the nationís top amateur athletes who were vying for a spot on the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team. Of the 72 athletes at trials, only 12 players would advance to compete in the Los Angeles Olympics. To say the competition was fierce would be an understatement. Story
Sean Miller Can Identify With His Playersí Quest for Gold
It's been 23 years since Men's U18 National Team assistant coach Sean Miller (University of Arizona) won gold as a player for USA Basketball, but it remains special. Story
Coach John Moore's Basketball Journey Started Early, In A Foreign Land
For some people, being involved with USA Basketball creates an opportunity to travel the world and broaden horizons. For John Moore, the order was reversed. Story
Bishop Gorman Teammates Vying For USA Basketball Menís U18 National Team Roster
Bishop Gorman's (Nevada) Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman have proven they can win basketball games, capturing state titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in fact, but this week they are in Colorado Springs trying to earn a roster spot on the 2014 USA Men's U18 National Team. Story
Marquese Chriss - Men's U18 Diary #1
Itís very exciting to be here in Colorado Springs for the U18 National Team training camp. This is my first time at a USA Basketball event, so my goal is just to do well, play hard and hopefully make the team. Diary
USA Basketball Veterans Return for Another Shot at Gold
Itís hard to refer to 18-year-olds as veterans, but the trio of Stanley Johnson, Tyus Jones and Justise Winsloware just that. They are the most internationally experienced athletes among the nationís 24 top 18-and-unders who are taking part in the 2014 USA Basketball Menís U18 National Team training camp, which tipped-off on June 10 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Story

2012 FEATURES

USA U18 Videos

  • June 12: Billy Donovan
  • June 10: Mark Few
  • June 9: Nathaniel Britt, II
  • June 9: Jake Layman
  • June 8: Jarnell Stokes
  • June 7: Aaron & Andrew Harrison
  • June 7: James Robinson
  • June 7: Rasheed Sulaimon
  • June 6: Shaq Goodwin
  • June 6: Jim Boeheim
  • June 6: Rasheed Sulaimon
  • June 6: Sean Ford
  • USA U18 Men's National Team Features & Photo Galleries

    Marcus SmartMarcus Smart, USA U18s Depart For FIBA Americas Championship
    Six-foot-three-inch guard Marcus Smart (Marcus High School/Flower Mound, Texas) and his teammates on the 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team have their bags packed, and they are ready to go. After 12 practices in seven days at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo., the USA is headed to Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso, Brazil, for the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.More...
    Jerami Grant Going For Gold With USA U18 National Team
    As training camp for the 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team winds down and the start of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship on June 16 in Brazil draws ever closer, the 12 members of the U18 squad continue to fight through two-a-day practices at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. Among them is Jerami Grant, a 6-7 forward from DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland. More...
    Julius RandleJulius Randle Rises To The Challenge
    Two members of the 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team that was announced on Saturday evening (June 9) have one year of high school remaining in their prep careers, including Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian Academy), who described himself as a "mismatched forward" due to his 6'8", 235-pound frame. More...
    Joel James Gives It His All To Make USA Basketball U18 Squad
    On Thursday night, 6'10" center Joel James (Dwyer H.S./West Palm Beach, Fla.) learned that he was one of 14 finalists for the 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team. The announcement was made by the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee following three days of training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. More...
    Montrezl HarrellUSA U18 Training Camp Part Of An Eventful Week For Montrezl Harrell
    Every other class of 2012 graduate participating in the USA Basketball Menís U18 National Team training camp had announced where they would be attending college well before they arrived in Colorado Springs. Montrezl Harrell (Hargrave Military Academy/Tarboro, N.C.), however, made known his decision to play for the University of Louisville on Monday, one day before he checked in at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. More...
    Jake Layman Looks For USA Roster Spot
    Jake Layman wrapped up his prep career as the all-time leading scorer at King Phillip Regional High School in Massachusetts with 1,752 career points, and, impressively, he averaged a double-double of 20.6 points and 12.9 rebounds per game over his four years there. After tallying 26.5 points and 16.0 rebounds per game as a senior in 2011-12, Layman earned ESPN Boston Mr. Basketball for the state of Massachusetts, and he was named MVP of the Hockomock League for a second consecutive time. More...
    Shaq GoodwinShaq Attack
    Twenty-three of the nation's top players 18-and-under are working out this week at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Only one of the 23 players, however, will be a two-sport athlete in college. Standing 6-8 and weighing in at 235 pounds, Shaq Goodwin will play basketball this fall for the University of Memphis. Next fall, the former Georgiaís Southwest DeKalb High School football standout will suit up on the gridiron for the Tigers. More...
    James Robinson Looks To Avenge Hoop Summit Loss
    Named to the Washington PostAll-Met and All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference first teams after averaging 11.2 points 8.0 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game as a senior in 2011-12, James Robinson (DeMatha Catholic H.S./Mitchellville, Md.) is one of the nation's elite 18-and-under athletes competing this week at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., for one of 12 roster spots on the 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team. More...
    Ryan Arcidiacono Returns After Rehab
    Twenty-three players are on the court this week at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., vying for one of 12 roster spots on the 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team. All 23 arrived with accolades and awards to their credit, and Ryan Arcidiacono of Neshaminy High School in Pennsylvania is no different. What is different about Arcidiacono, however, is that his accolades stopped after the 2010-11 season -- the last season he played as a high school athlete. More...
    Twenty-Three Compete For USA Roster Spot For First Time As Menís U18 National Team Training Camp Opens
    Twenty-three of the nationís premier 18-and-under players gathered at the U.S. Olympic Training Center on Tuesday evening as training camp got underway to determine the 12-player USA Basketball roster for the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship played June 16-20 in Sao SebastiŠo do Paraiso, Brazil. More...