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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thompkins Lands on U.S. U-19 Team

From UGA Athletics...

University of Georgia forward Trey Thompkins was named Thursday to the 12-man team that will represent the United States at the FIBA U19 World Championships next month in Auckland, New Zealand, according to an announcement by USA Basketball at its headquarters here.

Thompkins was among 17 of the nation’s top 19-and-unders competing at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. The 12 players will remain in Colorado Springs through June 25 to continue training for the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship, which will be held July 2-12 in New Zealand. The player selections were made by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team
Committee, chaired by Syracuse University head coach Jim Boeheim.

In addition to Thompkins, others selected to the team included: DeAngelo Casto (Washington State / Spokane, Wash.), Seth Curry (Duke / Charlotte, N.C.), Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh / Scotch Plains, N.J.) , Gordon Hayward (Butler / Brownsburg, Ind.), Shelvin Mack (Butler / Lexington, Ky.), Darius Miller (Kentucky / Maysville, Ky.), Arnett Moultrie (UTEP / Memphis, Tenn.),
John Shurna (Northwestern / Glen Ellyn, Ill.), Tyshawn Taylor (Kansas / Jersey City, N.J.), Klay Thompson (Washington State / Ladera Ranch, Calif.) and Terrico White (Mississippi / Memphis, Tenn.).

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