Senior point guard Peyton Siva spoke with the media before Louisville's Red/White scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. Siva left the game early with a sprained ankle and played only seven minutes.
Senior Luke Hancock spoke with the media before Louisville's Red/White scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. Hancock led all scores with 29 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds.
Junior Russ Smith spoke with the media following the Cards red/white scrimmage. Smith scored 20 points and added 6 assists in 38 minutes on Sunday afternoon.
Sophomore forward Wayne Blackshear spoke with the media before the Cards red/white scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. Blackshear scored 15 points in all 40 minutes of play.
Louisville sophomore guard Kevin Ware spoke with the media before the Cards red/white scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. Ware scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 39 minutes of action.
Louisville junior Gorgui Dieng spoke with the media before the Cards red/white scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. Dieng scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 29 minutes of play.
Louisville transfer forward Montrezl Harrell spoke with the media before the Cards red/white scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. Harrell scored 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 38 minutes.
Posted by Andy Sweeney
ESPN 680 Producer
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 7, 2012) - Following five USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team training sessions that featured 23 of the nation's top 18-year-old and younger players, the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee announced Thursday night that 14 finalists had been selected to continue competing for a USA roster spot.
The 14 finalists will continue to train through June 11 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The official 12-man 2012 USA Men's U18 National Team will be selected prior to the team's June 12 departure for the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, which will be played June 16-20 in Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil. Players eligible for this competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1994.
Named as a USA Men's U18 National Team finalist were: Nathaniel Britt, II (Gonzaga H.S., D.C./Upper Marlboro, Md.); Sam Dekker(Sheboygan Lutheran H.S./Sheboygan, Wis.); Shaq Goodwin (Southwest DeKalb H.S./Decatur, Ga.); Jerami Grant (DeMatha Catholic/Bowie, Md.); Montrezl Harrell (Hargrave Military Academy/Tarboro, N.C.);Joel James (Dwyer H.S./West Palm Beach, Fla.); Jake Layman (King Phillip Regional H.S./Wrentham, Mass.); Austin Nichols (Briarcrest H.S./Eads, Tenn.); Rodney Purvis(Upper Room Christian/Raleigh, N.C.); Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian Academy/ McKinney, Texas); James Robinson (DeMatha Catholic H.S./Mitchellville, Md.); Marcus Smart (Marcus H.S./Flower Mound, Texas); Jarnell Stokes (Memphis, Tenn.); andRasheed Sulaimon (Strake Jesuit College Prep/Houston, Texas).
"This trials has been very difficult. You had 23 guys who all are really good players, there wasn't a bad player here. To get down to 12 is going to be difficult but I think we're going to end up with a really good athletic team that is going to be very well coached. I think we've got an unbelievable coaching staff. I think we've got guys that have won, been winners, won state championships, and I think they'll represent USA Basketball extremely well in this tournament," stated USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee chair Jim Boeheim.
The 2012 USA U18 National Team is led by a trio of experienced and successful college coaches, including Billy Donovan (University of Florida) serving as head coach, withMark Few (Gonzaga University) and Shaka Smart (Virginia Commonwealth University) as assistant coaches.
"I think it was very, very difficult for the committee to get this group narrowed down just because there were so many good players. I thought for the past three days their effort was great," remarked head coach Donovan about the first three days of training.
"The strength of this team is there is a lot of versatility; versatility at the forward spot; there's a lot of guys that can play the small forward spot and move to the power forward; there's some power forwards that can play center; there's some guards that can move to the three or guards that can move to the point; so there's a lot of versatility inside the team.
NCAA Baseball Tucson Regional Schedule
Friday, June 1 (Games televised on ESPNU)
Game 1 (7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. MST): No. 3 Louisville vs. No. 2 New Mexico State
Game 2 )11 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. MST): No. 4 Missouri vs. No. 1 Arizona
Saturday, June 2 (Games televised on ESPNU)
Game 3 (7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. MST): Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 4 (11 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. MST): Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Sunday, June 3 (Games streamed online at ESPN3.com)
Game 5 (7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. MST): Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 6 (11 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. MST): Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 5
Monday, June 5 (Games televised on ESPNU)
Game 7 (if necessary, 11 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. MST): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6