Arizona signee Josiah Turner to try out for USA U19 men’s basketball teamby Anthony Gimino on May. 12, 2011, under Arizona basketball
Arizona signee Josiah Turner, a point guard who rated the nation’s 11th-best prospect by Rivals.com, will try out for the USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team.
Turner is one of 17 players who accepted invitations to the camp, which will be held June 17-24 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The team will be cut to 12 players.
Turner will be one of only three players at the camp who lack college experience. He will get a look at future Pac-12 competition, as Stanford wing Anthony Brown, Cal guard Allen Crabbe (the 2011 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year) and Cal big man Richard Solomon will also be at the camp.
Two players Arizona faced in last season’s NCAA Tournament — Memphis guard Joe Jackson and UConn guard Jeremy Lamb — will also be competing for the spot on the U.S. team.
Here is a list of the 17 invitees:
Keith Appling, G, 6-1, Michigan State
Melsahn Basabe, F/C, 6-7, Iowa
Brad Beal, G, 6-4, Florida
James Bell, G, 6-5, Villanova
Anthony Brown, G, 6-6, Stanford
Trevor Cooney, G, 6-3, Syracuse
Allen Crabbe, G, 6-6, California
Tim Hardaway Jr., G, 6-5, Michigan
Joe Jackson, 6-0, G, Memphis
Jeremy Lamb, 6-5, G, Connecticut
Meyers Leonard, C, 7-0, Illinois
Doug McDermott, F, 6-7, Creighton
Travis McKie, F, 6-7, Wake Forest
Tony Mitchell, F/C, 6-9, North Texas
Richard Solomon, F/C, 6-10, California
Josiah Turner, G, 6-3, Arizona
Patric Young, F/C, 6-9, Florida