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Jerian Grant One Of 16 Finalists For 2013 USA Basketball Men's World University Games Team

Jerian Grant will look to make the 12-member USA Men's Basketball University Games that will head to Kazen, Russia on July 1.

June 26, 2013

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Rising senior Jerian Grant(Bowie, Md.) is one of 16 finalists for the 2013 USA Basketball World University Games Team, it was announced today by USA Basketball.

Grant began three days of training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on June 24 with 26 other hopefuls. Training camp will continue through June 30 and the 12-man final roster will be announced prior to the team's departure for Russia on July 1. This year's World University Games (WUGs) men's basketball competition will be played July 7-16 in Kazen, Russia.

The 15 other finalists for the team include: Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado); Yogi Ferrell (Indiana); Davante Gardner (Marquette); Treveon Graham (Virginia Commonwealth); Luke Hancock (Louisville); Tyler Haws (BYU); Rodney Hood (Duke); Cory Jefferson (Baylor); Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati); Alex Kirk (New Mexico); Doug McDermott (Creighton); Adreian Payne (Michigan State); Chasson Randle (Stanford); Will Sheehey (Indiana); and Aaron White (Iowa).

"The effort of this group was unbelievable, and it was very tough to get down," said Jim Boeheim (Syracuse University), chair of the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee. "Usually, it's pretty easy to get down to 16. It was not easy with this group. It was very difficult. Guys were very, very close in a two-day tryout. Another day, and it might have been a couple of different guys in there, but you have to take the guys that played the best, and those 16 played the best.

"I think we have the nucleus of a really good team. We've got good big guys, we've got good wing players, we've got scorers, we've got shooters, so I think it's a balanced team. That's what you hope for on these teams."

Davidson College's Bob McKillop will lead the USA, with assistant coaches John Beilein of the University of Michigan and Frank Martin of the University of South Carolina.


 

 

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