COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 15, 2006) - The USA Basketball Men's Collegiate Committee, chaired by Syracuse University's (N.Y.) head coach Jim Boeheim, has selected Ron Cottrell of Houston Baptist University (Texas), Mike Dunlap of Metropolitan State College of Denver (Colo.), James Jones of Yale University (Conn.), Scott Gernander of San Jacinto College (Texas), Bruce Weber of the University of Illinois and Reggie Witherspoon of the University at Buffalo (N.Y) as court coaches for the 2006 USA Men's U18 National Team Trials.
Trials for the USA U18 Team will be held June 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas, with approximately 25 U.S. hopefuls, born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, participating. Following selection of finalists for the USA squad, the Americans will continue to train June 19-27 in San Antonio. The FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men, which will qualify four teams for the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship, is being held June 28-July 2 at the Bill Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Mary's University in San Antonio.
The University of Washington's Lorenzo Romar was named head coach of the 2006 USA Men's U18 National Team, while Georgia Tech's Paul Hewitt and DePaul's (Ill.) Jerry Wainwright were selected as assistant coaches.