Soon-to-be Syracuse Orange sophomore forward Jerami Grant made the first cut of the under-19 Team USA basketball team over the weekend. Grant will find out if he made the 12-player roster this Wednesday, June 19, when the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee makes its final decisions.
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim is a part of the selection committee, while Florida's head coach Billy Donovan is the head coach.
To make the team Grant must beat out four other players which include: Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova/Langhorne, Pa.); Damyean Dotson (Oregon/Houston, Texas); Michael Frazier (Florida/Tampa, Fla.); Marcus Georges-Hunt (Georgia Tech/College Park, Ga.); Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty H.S./San Jose, Calif.); Montrezl Harrell (Louisville/Tarboro, N.C.); Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young H.S./Chicago, Ill.); Elfrid Payton (Louisiana at Lafayette/Gretna, La.); James Robinson (Pittsburgh/Mitchellville, Md.); Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State /Flower Mound, Texas); Jarnell Stokes (Tennessee/Memphis, Tenn.); Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke /Houston, Texas); Mike Tobey (Virginia/Monroe,N.Y.); Nigel Williams-Goss (Findlay Prep/Happy Valley, Ore.); and Justise Winslow (St. Johns H.S./Houston, Texas), according to the press release.
The final roster will compete in the 2013 FIBA World Championships, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from June 24-July 6.