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Three Arizona Wildcats will try out for USA’s U19 World Championship team

Brandon Ashley

Brandon Ashley might be wearing a different uniform this summer. Photo by Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Wildcats will be well-represented at the USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship team training camp next month.

The roster for the camp was announced Tuesday morning, with sophomore forward Brandon Ashley and a pair of incoming freshmen — forwards Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – among the 24 players invited to tryout June 14-19 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The 12-man roster, which will be coached by Florida’s Billy Donovan, will be announced June 18.

The team will go on to represent the United States at the U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic, from June 27-July 7.

Gordon and Hollis-Jefferson have U.S. team experience. Gordon played on the 2011 U16 FIBA Americas gold-medal-winning team. Earlier this spring, he and Hollis-Jefferson were part of the Junior National Select Team that participated in the Nike Hoop Summit. Hollis-Jefferson also was a member of the 2012 U17 World Championship team, but did not play because of injury.

Ashley averaged 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season, when he started 21 of 35 games for Arizona.

Here are the 24 players invited to the U19 camp:

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. School Hometown
Ryan Arcidiacono G 6-3 190 Villanova Langhorne, Pa.
Bryce Alford G 6-3 175 La Cueva HS/(UCLA)* Albuquerque, N.M.
Brandon Ashley F/C 6-8 190 Arizona San Francisco, Calif.
Robert Carter C 6-8 250 Georgia Tech Thomasville, Ga.
Damyean Dotson G 6-5 200 Oregon Houston, Texas
Kris Dunn G 6-3 185 Providence Oakdale, Conn.
Javan Felix G 6-0 180 Texas New Orleans, La.
Michael Frazier G 6-4 185 Florida Tampa, Fla.
Marcus Georges-Hunt F 6-6 215 Georgia Tech College Park, Ga.
Shaq Goodwin F 6-8 245 Memphis Atlanta, Ga.
Aaron Gordon F 6-6 210 Archbishop Mitty HS/(Arizona)* San Jose, Calif.
Jerami Grant F 6-6 185 Syracuse Bowie, Md.
Montrezl Harrell F 6-7 215 Louisville Tarboro, N.C.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson F 6-6 205 Chester HS/(Arizona)* Chester, Pa.
Jahlil Okafor C 6-10 253 Whitney Young HS Chicago, Ill.
James Robinson G 6-3 200 Pittsburgh Mitchellville, Md.
Rodney Purvis G 6-4 190 Connecticut ^ Raleigh, N.C.
Marcus Smart G 6-4 200 Oklahoma State Flower Mound, Texas
Jarnell Stokes F 6-8 250 Tennessee Memphis, Tenn.
Rasheed Sulaimon G 6-3 180 Duke Houston, Texas
Devin Thomas F/C 6-9 240 Wake Forest Harrisburg, Pa.
Mike Tobey F/C 6-11 227 Virginia Monroe, N.Y.
Nigel Williams-Goss G 6-3 180 Findlay Prep/(Washington)* Happy Valley, Ore.
Justise Winslow F 6-6 210 St. John’s HS Houston, Texas

* indicates the university at which the student-athlete will compete in 2013-14.
^ indicates the university to which the student-athlete has transferred.

Head Coach: Billy Donovan (University of Florida)
Assistant Coach: Tony Bennett (University of Virginia)
Assistant Coach: Shaka Smart (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Court Coach: Ed Cooley (Providence College)
Court Coach: Tim Ryan (College of Central Florida)
Court Coach: Buzz Williams (Marquette University)

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