Shooting guard Jamal Murray highlights Canada’s 12-man roster for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, but it’s the omission of Justin Jackson due to injury that has created a major buzz in the build-up to next month’s (8-16 August) tournament in Dubai.
With a bulky brace strapped to his left knee – a constant reminder of the gruesome injury he suffered on the U16 USA men’s basketball team last year – Harry Giles will compete against 32 other high school stars from around the country for a spot on the U17 national team.
Derryck Thornton and Tyus Battle are seriously talking about packaging together in college beginning in 2016 with Kentucky, UConn, Michigan and now Florida the four schools in discussion at this point.
Roselle (N.J.) Catholic guard Isaiah Briscoe made the first cut for the USA U18 team, and hopes to make the final roster of 12 which will compete in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship later this month.
After playing this weekend with the Playaz Basketball Club at the Nike EYBL stop in Sacramento, recruiting is heating up for 2015 center Moustapha Diagne, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound prospect from Pope John XXIII in Sparta, N.J.