16 finalists for the 2003 USA Basketball Men's Junior World Championship Team were announced today. The USA Junior squad will compete July 10-20 in the 2003 FIBA Men's Junior World Championship Tournament that was recently moved from Malaysia to Thessaloniki, Greece. The USA has been placed in Group C, joining China, Nigeria and Slovenia and will be coached by Ernie Kent of Oregon. Five of the team members played for Kent in last year's junior qualifying team.
June 1, 2003
USA Basketball announced that 52 of the top high school and college players have accepted invitations to participate in the 2003 USA Basketball Men's National Team Trials. The Trials will be held May 30-June 1 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Twenty five players who earned collegiate all-conference honors in 2002-03 and 15 college freshmen were named to their conference all-freshman teams. The Big Ten leads the way with nine players selected to participate.