Jawun Evans Invited To USA Basketball Camp

Oklahoma State freshman-to-be Jawun Evans hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Cowboys standouts Matt Clark and Marcus Smart. The soon-to-be Cowboy has been invited to the USA Basketball U19 training camp this month.

The 6-foot Evans will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to take part in the training camp beginning on June 13. He will compete for a spot on the 12-man roster for the FIBA U19 World Championships in Crete, Greece.

“It’s a great honor for Jawun to be invited to this training camp,” said OSU head coach Travis Ford. “He’s worked tremendously hard for this, and had such a great high school career. We wish him nothing but the best with USA Basketball.”

The list of finalists for the USA Basketball U19 team will be announced June 15, and the final roster will be released shortly thereafter.

If Evans is selected to represent the United States he will join Clark and Smart as former Cowboys to represent his country. Clark won gold with USA Basketball in 1979 and Smart helped the 2013 team win the world championship in Prague, Czech Republic.

Evans last week was one of 30 players from across the nation to be selected to the Parade All-American Team.

As a senior at Kimball High School in Dallas, Evans averaged 23.3 points, 7.5 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game.

The U19 USA Basketball squad will be led by Sean Miller of the University of Arizona, along with his brother, Archie Miller (Dayton), and Ed Cooley (Providence).

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