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Basabe, McDermott invited to USA Basketball U19 camp

[ 7 ] May 12, 2011 |

Former Ames High School standout Doug McDermott of Creighton and Iowa sophomore-to-be Melsahn Basabe are among 17 invited to try out for the 2011 USA Basketball under-19 training camp.

The training camp, which will be held June 17-24 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be used to select the 12-member team that will represent the USA at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship.

Basabe, who was recognized on the All-Big Ten Freshman team and an honorable mention all-conference honoree, ranked first in team rebounding (6.8), blocks (41) and free throws made (80) and attempted (112), and second in scoring (11.0).

“I’m honored and excited to have received an invitation to attend the training camp,” Basabe said.  “This is a tremendous opportunity for me to meet and practice alongside some of the country’s best young players.  My goal is to work hard and be one of the 12 players selected to represent the U.S. in the World Championship.”

McDermott, a freshman last season, led the team in scoring (14.9 points per game) and rebounding (7.2).

 

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