Arizona’s Trier Named to USA U19 Training Camp Roster - Tucson News Now

Arizona’s Trier Named to USA U19 Training Camp Roster

Source: Arizona Athletics Source: Arizona Athletics
 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Having helped the United States qualify for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship last summer, University of Arizona freshman Allonzo Trier has accepted an invitation to take part in the 2015 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team training camp from June 12-26 at the United States Olympic Training Center.

The 24-player training camp will be utilized to select the 12-member roster for the 2015 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team.

With Arizona head coach Sean Miller at the helm, the USA will look to defend its 2013 U19 World Championship gold medal at this year's event, which is slated for June 27-July 5 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. UA men's basketball athletic trainer Justin Kokoskie is also set to serve in the same position for the USA U19 World Championship Team this summer.

One of 10 players invited to the training camp who have gold-medal experience with USA Basketball, Trier helped the USA qualify for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship by compiling a 5-0 record and winning gold at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. He started all five games for the U.S., averaging 12.6 points and shooting 62.1 percent from the floor for a team that also featured Miller on the bench as an assistant coach and former UA star Stanley Johnson as the tournament MVP.

Trier also suited up for the United States at the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland.

The 21st McDonald's All-American in UA history and the co-MVP of the 2015 Jordan Brand Classic, Trier was one of five finalists for the 2015 Naismith Boys High School Player of the Year trophy. He averaged 26.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a senior at Findlay Prep, leading the team to a semifinal appearance at the Dick's Sporting Good High School Nationals.

Training camp will begin on the evening of June 13, followed by two practices each day. Finalists for the team are expected to be announced on June 15, and the roster will be selected prior to the team's departure for Greece.

The U.S. has captured a record five FIBA U19 World Championship gold medals and three silver medals in 11 editions of the event, which was first held in 1979. As defending U19 champions, the USA has an opportunity to win consecutive FIBA U19 World Championships for just the second time in the competition's history, having done so in 1979 and 1983 (when the event was held every four years).

The United States' U19 gold-medal effort in 2013 featured former UA standout and 2014 NBA lottery pick Aaron Gordon, who claimed tournament MVP honors after averaging 16.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.

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