U.S. Team Finalized for 21-And-under FIBA World Championship
July 27, 2001
DALLAS (AP) - National champion Duke placed three players on the 12-man U.S.team that will compete in next month's FIBA 21-and-under basketball worldchampionship in Japan.
Blue Devils forward Carlos Boozer and guard Chris Duhon were selected bycoach Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, and swingman Dahntay Jones, who sat out lastseason after transferring to Duke from Rutgers, also made the squad.
The rest of the team announced Friday by USA Basketball: Boston Collegeguard Troy Bell, Connecticut forward Caron Butler, Kansas forward NickCollison, Illinois forward Brian Cook, Iowa forward Reggie Evans, UCLA forwardJason Kapono, St. Joseph's guard Jameer Nelson, Georgetown forward MichaelSweetney, and Michigan State guard Marcus Taylor.
Boeheim's assistants are Ernie Kent of Oregon and Phil Martelli of St.Joseph's.
The tournament, Aug. 3-12 in Saitama, Japan, includes 12 countries. The U.S.team is in Pool B with Argentina, Croatia, Israel, Japan and South Korea. PoolA is Australia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Qatar, Slovenia and Spain.
The U.S. team opens Aug. 3 against Croatia.