Arizona Guard Nic Wise Added To USA Basketball World University Games Trials Roster
June 15, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Illinois center Mike Tisdale (Riverton, Ill.) and University of Arizona guard Nic Wise (Houston, Texas) have accepted invitations to attend the 2009 USA Men's World University Games Team Trials June 16-18 in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball announced today.
Tisdale, who was named to the 2009 NABC All-District 7 second team, earned 2009 All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention after averaging 10.2 ppg. and 4.0 rpg. Wise, who posted 15.7 ppg. and 4.6 apg. in 2008-09, was a member of the 2009 All-Pacific 10 Conference second team and aided Arizona to the 2009 NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
Forward Mike Davis (Illinois / Alexandria, Va.), who was previously named to the trials roster, suffered a broken left ankle on June 9 and is unable to participate in the camp.
The World University Games is organized by the International University Sports Federation and held every other year. The 2009 men's basketball competition will take place July 2-12 in Belgrade, Serbia, with 24 men's teams expected to compete for gold. Eligible athletes for the USA team must be currently enrolled in a college or university and have remaining NCAA athletic eligibility.
Previously announced participants for the 2009 USA Men's World University Games Team Trials were: James Anderson (Oklahoma State / Junction City, Ark.); Talor Battle (Penn State / Albany, N.Y.); Trevor Booker (Clemson / Whitmire, S.C.); Craig Brackins (Iowa State / Palmdale, Calif.); Da'Sean Butler (West Virginia / Newark, N.J.); Sherron Collins (Kansas / Chicago, Ill.); Corey Fisher (Villanova / Bronx, N.Y.); Lazar Hayward (Marquette / Buffalo, N.Y.); Robbie Hummel (Purdue / Valparaiso, Ind.); JaJuan Johnson (Purdue / Indianapolis, Ind.); Dominique Jones (USF / Lake Wales, Fla.); Quincy Pondexter (Washington / Fresno, Calif.); Deon Thompson (North Carolina / Torrance, Calif.); Evan Turner (Ohio State / Chicago, Ill.); and Jarvis Varnado (Mississippi State / Brownsville, Tenn.).
University of Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan has been selected by USA Basketball to serve as head coach of the 2009 USA Men's World University Games Team. Ryan's two assistant coaches will be collegiate head coaches Frank Haith of the University of Miami and Rob Jeter of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.