Thompson Invited to USA Basketball Camp

North Carolina rising senior Deon Thompson has accepted an invitation to participate in the USA Basketball Men's World University Games Team training camp.

The 15 invitees will participate in the training camp June 16-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The eventual 12-member USA team will be announced prior to the team's departure for Serbia on June 25.

Thompson participated in USA Basketball's U19 trials and was named to the 2007 USA U19 World Championship Team that finished 8-1 and claimed the silver medal in Novi Sad, Serbia. Thompson started five of the USA's nine games and averaged a team third best 10.0 ppg., while adding team bests of 6.3 rpg. and 13 blocked shots.

The full 15-man training camp roster:

James Anderson (Oklahoma State / Junction City, Ark.)
Talor Battle (Penn State / Albany, N.Y.)
Trevor Booker (Clemson / Whitmire, S.C.)
Craig Brackins (Iowa State / Palmdale, Calif.)
Da'Sean Butler (West Virginia / Newark, N.J.)
Sherron Collins (Kansas / Chicago, Ill.)
Mike Davis (Illinois / Alexandria, Va.)
Corey Fisher (Villanova / Bronx, N.Y.)
Lazar Hayward (Marquette / Buffalo, N.Y.)
Robbie Hummel (Purdue / Valparaiso, Ind.)
JaJuan Johnson (Purdue / Indianapolis, Ind.)
Quincy Pondexter (Washington / Fresno, Calif.)
Deon Thompson (North Carolina / Torrance, Calif.)
Evan Turner (Ohio State / Chicago, Ill.)
Jarvis Varnado (Mississippi State / Brownsville, Tenn.).


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