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Brown to train for USA U19 men's basketball team

 

Stanford freshman Anthony Brown accepted an invitation to attend the USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team training camp next month it was learned Thursday.

Brown is one of 17 athletes invited to the training camp, which will be held June 17-24 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 12-member team that is selected will represent the USA at the FIBA U19 World Championship to be held June 30-July 10 in Valmiera, Liepaja and Riga Latvia.

The selection committee is chaired by Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and will announce the final roster on June 24.

"Between the coaching staff and the 17 players that will be participating in the USA U19 training camp, we believe we have assembled another outstanding group who should give us an excellent opportunity to defend our U19 World Championship gold medal," Boeheim said. "The USA Basketball Men's Collegiate Committee again did an excellent job of identifying a very talented group of young players who will compete during the first three days of the training camp for a roster position on the USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team."

Brown, named to the Pac-10 All-Freshmen Team in the winter, averaged 8.7 points for the Cardinal, who recently lost Jeremy Green to the NBA draft. He made 42 three-pointers, second on the team and third all-time among Cardinal rookies.

Brown was a key member of Stanford's talented freshman class that made more starts (47), logged the highest percentage of minutes (41.7) and accounted for the highest percentage of scoring (40.3) of any other Pac-10 freshman class during the 2010-11 campaign.

Also accepting invitations from the Pac-10 were California's Allen Crabbe and Richard Solomon, and Arizona commit Josiah Turner.

George Mason coach Paul Hewitt is head coach and Randy Bennett of St. Mary's College and Cliff Warren of Jacksonville University are assistant coaches.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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