Jun 18, 2014 10:47 PM by Jordan Mason
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 18, 2014) -- Chase Jeter (Bishop Gorman H.S./Las Vegas, Nev.), a 7-foot center, Wednesday was added to the 2014 USA Basketball Men's U18 Championship Team that will compete June 20-24 in the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Jeter replaces Dwayne Morgan (St. Francis Academy/Baltimore, Md.) who was unable to participate with the USA U18 National Team because of a family emergency.
"We're really, really sorry that Dwayne is unable to play, he's great kid and we're sorry to hear about the illness in his family and we are supportive of his decision to return home," said Billy Donovan, USA U18 National Team and University of Florida head coach. "So we're bringing back Chase Jeter. It was really close with Chase, he played well enough during our training camp to make the team. I'm excited he's willing to come back on such short notice. He's a great kid and he really made a big impression on all of us."
The USA team will conclude its training June 19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. USA Basketball is hosting the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship at the USOTC from June 20-24. The entire tournament, which is free and open to the public, will be streamed live online at www.fibaamericas.com and www.YouTube.com/FIBAAmericas.
Other members of the USA U18 National Team include: Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle Catholic H.S./Union, N.J.); Jaylen Brown (Wheeler H.S./Alpharetta, Ga.); Jalen Brunson (Adlai E. Stevenson H.S./Lincolnshire, Ill.); Stanley Johnson (Mater Dei H.S./Fullerton, Calif.); Tyus Jones (Apple Valley H.S./Apple Valley, Minn.); Luke Kennard (Franklin H.S./Franklin, Ohio); Tyler Lydon (New Hampton School/Elizaville, N.Y.); Allonzo Trier (Montrose Christian/Seattle, Wash.); Myles Turner (Trinity H.S./Bedford, Texas); Justise Winslow (St. John's School/Houston, Texas); and Stephen Zimmerman (Bishop Gorman H.S./Las Vegas, Nev.).
Assisting Donovan along the USA sideline are collegiate head coaches Ed Cooley of Providence College and Sean Miller of the University of Arizona.
The 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship will feature eight national teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean, including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States and Uruguay. The top four finishing teams will qualify for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men. Players eligible for this competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1996.
The American squad opens preliminary round play June 20 versus Uruguay (5:30 p.m. MDT-all times local time), and continues preliminary play June 21 versus Mexico (5:30 p.m.) and against Argentina on June 22 (5:30 p.m.). Semifinals action will take place June 23 and finals will be played on June 24.