Felix Invited to USA U-19 Camp

Texas sophomore guard Javan Felix is one of 24 players to accept an invitation to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Men's Under-19 World Championship Team training camp.

The camp will be held June 14-19, with coaches using the camp to select a 12-player squad to compete in the FIBA U-19 World Championship, played between June 27 and July 7 at Prague, Czech Republic.

Felix is one of 11 guards invited to the squad, including two guards who have yet to play college basketball in high schoolers Nigel Williams-Goss (headed to Washington) and Bryce Alford (UCLA). He's one of two Big 12 members invited to the camp, alongside reigning Big 12 Player of the Year Marcus Smart. Team USA could feasibly come up against another Big 12 player in the tournament, should the U.S. play Team Canada, which should feature Kansas signee Andrew Wiggins.

Felix played in all 34 games as a freshman, starting 23 in the absence of point guard Myck Kabongo. He reached double figures in scoring nine times and recorded at least seven assists in 10 games. Perhaps his best effort was a 26-point, nine-assist game in his first-ever Big 12 game, at Baylor.

The camp will begin with one practice on June 14, then two on June 15 and another on June 16. Team finalists will be announced after the June 15 morning session. The team will train twice per day on June 17 and 18, then once on the 19th.

Those that make the team will then practice twice per day at the Washington Wizards' practice facility in Washington, D.C., from June 20-22 before leaving for Prague.

The team will be coached by Florida's Billy Donovan, with Virginia coach Tony Bennett and VCU coach Shaka Smart serving as assistants.


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