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    Default 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship

    Host Nation: Egypt
    Oceania: New Zealand
    Africa: Angola, and Mali
    Asia: Iran, Japan, and South Korea
    Americas: United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Argentina
    Europe: Lithuania, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

    Group A - Argentina, New Zealand, South Korea, France
    Group B - Germany, Egypt, Puerto Rico, Lithuania
    Group C - Canada, Japan, Spain, Mali
    Group D - Iran, Angola, Italy, United States
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    WC Groups drawn:



    Replacement of Brazil (as a consequence of Brazilian Federation suspension by Fiba) to be announced later on.


    WC is scheduled from 1-9 July in Cairo, EGY.

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    Somehow Turkey or Finland will replace Brazil!

    Jokes aside, should be a fun tournament. Could this finally be the year Canada knocks off the USA?!
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    Roy Rana thoughts on Canada chances at the next U19 WC.

    http://www.fiba.com/world/u19/2017/n...ce-for-a-medal

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    Canada should have a NASTY team,
    but they just don't have a proper center to go against a player like Deandre Ayton...
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    Japan has 14 players currently training for the U19:

    Keisuke Masuda
    Yuki Mikami
    Kanta Mizuno
    Hirotaka Yoshii
    Kazuma Tsuya
    Shuki Shigetomi
    Yuki Shigetomi
    Tensho Sugimoto
    Yo Nishino
    Taiga Kagitomi
    Yudai Nishida
    Hikaru Futagami
    Rei Ito
    Syuki Nakata

    Rei Ito, Yudai Nishida and Yuki Mikami have experienced suiting up for U16, U17 and U18. Yuki and Shuki are twins but are just 172cm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by locdogjr View Post
    Canada should have a NASTY team,
    but they just don't have a proper center to go against a player like Deandre Ayton...
    Agreed. The u18 team last summer had great guards, good wings but was weak up front. Is that going to change? Who else was missing last year?
    They may even lose some strength as often the college teams pressure guys to not play.

    Simi Shittu could be a big from the u17 team that could help (still more of a wing/stretch type that would have a tough time against Ayton). The other two bigs on the u17 Worlds Team already played on the u18 as well (Sheppard, Bediako).


    For wings they can improve by bringing up Barrett to play above his peer group. He just received MVP at the Basketball without Borders Camp with many analysis saying he was the best high school player in the country regardless of age. Lots of other guard options (but likely not needed, unless guys like Wiggington or Shai Alexander drop out. Luguentz Dort has been a fast rising prospect this year. Hearing lots about him. Andrew Nembhard, Noah Kirkwood could be option too.
    Brazdeikis or Akot could be wing adds. Lots of depth at wing and guard.

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    UK's top recruits could suit up for US U19NT as Coach Cal is coaching
    http://www.lex18.com/story/34563785/...ld-duke-signee
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    Agreed. The u18 team last summer had great guards, good wings but was weak up front. Is that going to change? Who else was missing last year?
    They may even lose some strength as often the college teams pressure guys to not play.

    Simi Shittu could be a big from the u17 team that could help (still more of a wing/stretch type that would have a tough time against Ayton). The other two bigs on the u17 Worlds Team already played on the u18 as well (Sheppard, Bediako).


    For wings they can improve by bringing up Barrett to play above his peer group. He just received MVP at the Basketball without Borders Camp with many analysis saying he was the best high school player in the country regardless of age. Lots of other guard options (but likely not needed, unless guys like Wiggington or Shai Alexander drop out. Luguentz Dort has been a fast rising prospect this year. Hearing lots about him. Andrew Nembhard, Noah Kirkwood could be option too.
    Brazdeikis or Akot could be wing adds. Lots of depth at wing and guard.
    Canada has a wealth of talent, it is going to be interesting to see who goes and who doesn't. Lots of rumblings about who is picked and not picked and how those players relate to their AAU squads. Rowan Barrett apparently has been using some of his connections to help certain players and whatnot. I'm not super plugged in, so who knows.

    Canada lacks a big man, none of the dudes you listed are near Ayton's level. Modern basketball is a wing game and players like Barrett, Shittu, Kigab, Alexander-Walker, Dort, Wiggington, Brissett, Christian David...... there is a plethora of D1 talent to throw at the Americans. Will Ayton even play?

    Canada came close in Greece, hopefully they can at least medal this time!
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    Ayton is Bahamian and played for Bahamas Sr NT at the 2016 Centrobasket.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeAndre_Ayton
    http://www.fiba.com/centrobasket/2016/Bahamas

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    Ayton is Bahamian and played for Bahamas Sr NT at the 2016 Centrobasket.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeAndre_Ayton
    http://www.fiba.com/centrobasket/2016/Bahamas
    Oh snap!

    Well, there goes that problem I suppose
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    John Calipari (Kentucky) appointed the US U19 NT head coach.

    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...9-coaches.aspx

    UK's current leading scorer Malik Monk would be age eligible, but will likely be heading toward the pros.

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    Argentina will replace suspended Brazil in Group A, and play vs FRA, KOR and NZL.

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    Korea names a player pool for FIBA U19:

    Guards:
    Yun Won-Sang
    Seong Kwang-Min
    Yang Jun-Woo
    Shin Won-Cheol
    Kim Hyeong-Jin
    Kim Jong-Ho
    Lee Uh-Seok

    Forwards:
    Yang Jae-Min
    Kim Jin-Yeong
    Jeon Hyeong-Jun
    Lee Jung-Hyun
    Park Min-Uk
    Lee Dae-Yeon
    Park Ji-Won
    Hong Hyeon-Jun
    Lee Yeon-Jung

    Centers:
    Seo Jeong-Hyun
    Shin Min-Seok
    Ha Yung-Gi
    Han Seung-Hee
    Park Min-Woo
    Lee Sang-Hyeon
    Joo Hyeun-Woo
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Japan has 14 players currently training for the U19:

    Keisuke Masuda
    Yuki Mikami
    Kanta Mizuno
    Hirotaka Yoshii
    Kazuma Tsuya
    Shuki Shigetomi
    Yuki Shigetomi
    Tensho Sugimoto
    Yo Nishino
    Taiga Kagitomi
    Yudai Nishida
    Hikaru Futagami
    Rei Ito
    Syuki Nakata

    Rei Ito, Yudai Nishida and Yuki Mikami have experienced suiting up for U16, U17 and U18. Yuki and Shuki are twins but are just 172cm.
    It seems Rui Hachimura is joining the U19 team:
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2...-19-world-cup/
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    Lithuania tryouts roster:

    Dovydas Giedraitis
    Rokas Jakubaitis
    Tadas Pažėra
    Karolis Giedraitis
    Matas Jogėla
    Džiugas Slavinskas
    Justinas Marcinkevičius
    Gytis Masiulis
    Grantas Vasiliauskas
    Einaras Tubutis
    Mantvydas Žukauskas
    Tadas Sedekerskis
    Arnoldas Kulboka
    Rokas Gadiliauskas
    Eimantas Stankevičius
    Tadas Kararinas
    Donatas Kupšas
    Rapolas Ivanauskas

    Tryouts will last until June 10, the selected team will then play a tournament in France on 24-26 June (with the participation of Canada and Spain as well) and finally meet USA in an exhibition game in Egypt on June 28.

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    Argentina tryouts roster:

    Facundo Corvalán, PG, 1.88, DoB: 1998
    Lautaro López, PG, 1.88, 1999
    Franco Baralle, PG, 1.80, 1999
    Tomás Spano, PG, 1.84, 1998
    Matías Solanas, SG, 1.92, 1998
    Lisandro Fernández, SG, 1.94, 1998
    Santiago Vaulet, SG, 1.94, 1998
    Mateo Chiariani, SG, 1.90, 1999
    Luca Valussi, FW, 1.98, 1998
    Leonardo Lema, FW, 2.01, 1998
    Lendro Cerminato, FW, 2.01, 1998
    Maximiliano Andreatta, F/C, 2.07, 1998
    Tomás Reimundo, F/C, 2.04, 1998
    Nicolás Franco, F/C, 2.04, 1999
    Lautaro Berra, C, 2.08, 1998
    Santiago Bruera, C, 2.06, 1998
    Juan Cruz Germano, C, 2.08, 1999
    Francisco Caffaro, C, 2.12, 2000

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    Spain 15-player prelim roster:

    Pol Figueras
    Dani García
    Pol Molins
    Álvaro Sanz
    Aleix Font
    Ignacio Ballespín
    Víctor Moreno
    Acoydan McCarthy
    Joan Ferran Bernácer
    Màxim Esteban
    Eric Vila
    Joshua Tomaic
    Osas Eghiator
    Ignacio Rosa
    Bernat Vanalocha

    Several friendlies are planned from mid June.

    Detailed roster and games schedule here.

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    Japan's FIBA U19 2017 National Team

    G Yuki Mikami
    F Keisuke Masuda
    C Avi Schafer
    G Kanta Mizuno
    F Rui Hachimura
    G Shinsaku Enomoto
    F Kazuma Tsuya
    G Shuki Kigetomi
    F Tensho Sugimoto
    F Taiga Kagitomi
    F Yudai Nishida
    G Syuki Nakata

    Interesting part is Japan using Hachimura as center with 203cm Schafer as backup. Another prospect to watch is the 194 cm "big guard" Shinsaku Egomoto, who has an impressive wingspan. Japan currently is playing a visiting U19 Czech squad in a three game series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Japan's FIBA U19 2017 National Team

    G Yuki Mikami
    F Keisuke Masuda
    C Avi Schafer
    G Kanta Mizuno
    F Rui Hachimura
    G Shinsaku Enomoto
    F Kazuma Tsuya
    G Shuki Kigetomi
    F Tensho Sugimoto
    F Taiga Kagitomi
    F Yudai Nishida
    G Syuki Nakata

    Interesting part is Japan using Hachimura as center with 203cm Schafer as backup. Another prospect to watch is the 194 cm "big guard" Shinsaku Egomoto, who has an impressive wingspan. Japan currently is playing a visiting U19 Czech squad in a three game series.
    I am excited to see Rui in Cairo. It'll be fun to see how much Gonzaga has helped him, of course he'll play C for Japan, but I imagine he'll be doing a whole lot of everything.
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