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    Default 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship

    2016 FIBA Americas Championship will be played from July 19-23 in Valdivia (CHI).

    Competing teams: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, USA, Virgin Islands.

    Four teams will qualify for 2017 U19 World Championship, that will be held in Egypt.

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    Draw result:

    Group A - Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic
    Group B - USA, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Chile

    Death Group A, as just top two teams will qualify for sf!

    http://www.fiba.com/news/draw-result...-championships

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    Draw result:

    Group A - Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic
    Group B - USA, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Chile

    Death Group A, as just top two teams will qualify for sf!

    http://www.fiba.com/news/draw-result...-championships
    Why on earth would they balance the pools like that? the 2nd to 5th best teams all in one pool?

    One of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Chile will go to the U19 World's and two of Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic won't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo13 View Post
    Why on earth would they balance the pools like that? the 2nd to 5th best teams all in one pool?

    One of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Chile will go to the U19 World's and two of Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic won't?
    Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands were the top two teams at U17 Centrobasket last summer, so it isn't too unbalanced. It would be better if they automatically placed the Centrobasket champ with the second South American team and the South American champion with the second Centrobasket team.

    They let the hosts choose which group they wanted to play in, which is kind of crazy. Chile was competitive in their losses to Argentina and Brazil last year though.
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    Argentina preliminary roster:

    Facundo Corvalán, PG, 1.88
    Lautaro López, PG, 1.88
    Julián Ruíz, PG, 1.90
    Matías Solanas, SG, 1.92
    Luca Valussi, SG, 1.98
    Lisandro Fernández, SG, 1.94
    Lucas Gorosterrazu, G/F, 1.97
    Leandro Cerminato, Fw, 2.02
    Leonardo Lema, Fw, 2.01
    Santiago Roitman, SF, 1.98
    Nahuel Amichetti, PF, 2.00
    Maximiliano Andreatta, PF, 2.07
    Lautaro Berra, C, 2.08
    Santiago Bruera, C, 2.06
    Tomás Reimundo, C, 2.04
    Santiago Stanich, C, 2.06
    Juan Melo, C, 2.06

    The 17 players have completed a six-day training camp in these days.
    Santiago Vaulet, Argentina's top U-18 prospect was in the list but has been cleared from participating in the training by the Federation and is expected to join the team later on.
    Most of the team members that finished 11th at the Albert Schweitzer tournament are icluded in this prelim roster.

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    26 players to attend USA Basketball training camp in Colorado Springs from June 14-18.

    Just nine players are 2016-class, majority is 2017's. Terrance Ferguson, Jarrett Allen and Markelle Fultz lead the 2016-class invitees and were already members of the 2016 Nike Hoop team. However, some of the best 2016 prospects are not in, like Jayson Tatum, Malik Monk, Miles Bridges, Frank Jackson and Marques Bolden (all would be age eligible).

    http://www.usab.com/news-events/news...-athletes.aspx

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    Canada tryout roster:
    http://basketball.ca/en/news-article...uts-training-c

    Strong group headlined by Lindell Wigginton. Frontcourt is a little thin.
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    PG Jahvon Blair also a prominent Canada U18 hopeful, MVP at 2014 Jordan Brand International game and top scorer at 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian game.

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    Some changes on US Team trials roster:

    Added: Miles Bridges (Fw 2016), Chaundee Brown and Jordan Tucker (both SF 2017).
    Out: Jalek Felton, Terrance Ferguson, Jeremiah Tilmon.

    Addition of Bridges is a good move, Ferguson exit is really bad news.

    http://www.usab.com/news-events/news...-to-begin.aspx

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    US team 18 finalists:

    Jarrett Allen
    Mohamed Bamba
    James Banks
    Miles Bridges
    Matt Coleman
    Hamidou Diallo
    Markelle Fultz
    Quade Green
    Kevin Huerter
    Brandon McCoy
    John Petty
    Michael Porter Jr
    Lonnie Walker
    MJ Walker
    PJ Washington
    Kris Wilkes
    Cassius Winston
    Trae Young

    Three are 2016-Class (Allen, Bridges and Fultz) the others 2017's.

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    Canada team set:


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    US 17 finalists to resume training July 11-15. Unfortunately 2016-class high ranked Miles Bridges withdrew for family reasons. The final 12-member team will be named by the end of training.
    http://www.usab.com/news-events/news...sume-camp.aspx

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    US team finalists Michael Porter Jr and Trae Young looked in top condition winning the Peach Jam title on Sunday with a high level performance.

    http://usatodayhss.com/2016/trae-you...each-jam-final

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    Argentina final roster:

    Facundo Corvalán, PG, 1.88
    Lautaro López, PG, 1.88
    Stefano Pierotti, PG, 1.85
    Matías Solanas, SG, 1.92
    Lisandro Fernández, SG, 1.94
    Franco Acosta, Fw, 2.01
    Leonardo Lema, Fw, 2.01
    Santiago Roitman, SF, 1.98
    Maximiliano Andreatta, PF, 2.07
    Lautaro Berra, C, 2.08
    Santiago Bruera, C, 2.06
    Francisco Caffaro, C, 2.12

    Acosta (Unicaja Malaga, ESP) and Pierotti (Baurù, BRA) are overseas additions, Lopez and Caffaro come from the U17 WC team.

    Luca Valussi and Santiago Stanich, who didn't make the last cut, will stay and train with the team until its departure.

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    Team USA finalized:

    Jarrett Allen, PF, 6-10, 2016-class;
    Mohamed Bamba, C, 6-11, 2017;
    James Banks, C, 6-11, 2016;
    Matt Coleman, PG, 6-2, 2017;
    Hamidou Diallo, G/F, 6-5, 2016;
    Markelle Fultz, G, 6-5, 2016;
    Quade Green, PG, 5-11, 2017;
    Kevin Huerter, SG, 6-6, 2016;
    Michael Porter Jr, SF, 6-8, 2017;
    M.J. Walker, SG, 6-5, 2017;
    Paul ‘P.J.’ Washington, PF, 6-8, 2017;
    Trae Young, PG, 6-2, 2017.

    Among those who didn't make the last cut most notable was center Brandon McCoy.

    http://www.usab.com/news-events/news...eam-named.aspx

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    Canada officially announced their team--the one change from the list that was circulated in June is that James Wagner comes in for Emanuel Akot.
    http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/slug-00sqwd
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Canadian team is very strong at guard / wings..


    "We have Jordan Henry, Javohn Henry-Blair, Lindell Wigginton and Shai Alexander as PG options.

    Wigginton is the highest ranked of the three (36th and rising on Rivals; offers from Arizona and Louisville, among others), but might be more of a combo guard.

    Alexander (fresh off his tour with the senior team) is likely to see a lot of minutes, but maybe at SG.

    Henry was a backup point on our U19 team last year (as one of the youngest guys on the team) and is a true PG. He is only 5'9", and did not impress me that much from last summer. If Wigginton or Alexander can play point, that may be the best route.

    I don't know much about Henry-Blair. I think he made training camp for the U16s a couple summers ago, but did not make the team.

    Nickeil Alexander-Walker is listed as a guard, but with his size (6'6"), and given the strength at guard and lack of options up front, I can see him playing SF.

    Abu Kigab, also 6'6", probably also sees a lot of minutes at SF, or even at PF if they have to play small. (like Henry, he was an underager on the U19 team last year). From what I recall from last summer, he is athletic but does not have a refined offensive game.

    Oshae Brissett (6'8") figures to start at PF. Fringe top 100 guy, recently offered by Syracuse.

    Where we are lacking is at C. Three guys listed at 6'9" or above were among the 18 at training camp in early June. None of them made the team. Instead, we brought in Shephard and Bediako from the U17 team. These guys barely played for the U17s, but they make the U18s? I thought Shi-ttu might get a chance to play up. Maybe he wasn't available.

    Brissett or Joseph Vranik (6'8") may have to play some C.

    Solid team, with five ranked guys (Wigginton, Alexander, Alexander-Walker, Brissett, and Kigab). Undersized, but should still be contender (or even favorite) for silver.

    Only missing notable guys I can think of are Washington, Marcus Carr, and Christian David (injured)."


    Note: Credit to another poster (frumble) on the Real Gm boards as I don't know this team as well.

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    Nate Darling is a good player too, even though he's not as highly ranked as some of the others. Played well at a high level in the US the last three years. I think Shepherd and Bediako were named to the team back in June so their U17 performance wouldn't have had any bearing on it, frontcourt is definitely the weaker point of the team though.

    USVI roster on the tournament website listing just eight players...if that's accurate, the big absence is Jahmiah Simmons, who was on the all-tournament team at last year's Centrobasket and is committed to play at Arkansas State next year where USVI coach Jareem Dowling is an assistant. They still have major-conference recruit Nicolas Claxton on their roster.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Hope these games will be on the FIBA youtube channel, FIBA really needs to use that method of promoting basketball as much as possible.

    Canada looks good, Mojo broke it down well, exciting for me personally because there are two Maritimers on the team!
    Of course America.

    Are there any other extremely strong teams or highly ranked players that I should make a point of watching from other countries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    USVI roster on the tournament website listing just eight players...if that's accurate, the big absence is Jahmiah Simmons, who was on the all-tournament team at last year's Centrobasket and is committed to play at Arkansas State next year where USVI coach Jareem Dowling is an assistant. They still have major-conference recruit Nicolas Claxton on their roster.
    USVI roster has been updated to include a full twelve players, including Simmons.

    Talented Puerto Rico team (Christian Negron, Ethan Thompson) giving the US some early trouble.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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