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Jerami Grant Makes First Cut For Under-19 Team USA Basketball

Syracuse forward made the first round of roster cuts for the U19 Team USA basketball team, which will complete in the FIBA World Championships in Prague, June 24 through July 6.

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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.