Romar Named To USA Basketball Committee

March 25, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Washington men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar, the 2009 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, has been selected to a USA Basketball committee that will determine coach and player selection for various national team competitions.

Romar will join Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, Illinois coach Bruce Weber, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and former Duke University All-America Jay Williams on USA Basketball's 2009-12 Men's Junior National Committee (formerly known as the Men's Collegiate Committee).

The committee will be charged with selecting coaches and athletes for the USA Basketball college-age competitions, which include the 2009 and 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships; the 2010 and 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championships; the 2009 and 2011 World University Games; and the 2011 Pan American Games. The four NCAA members on both committees represent different geographic regions of the country.

Romar, who has led Washington to the NCAA Tournament in four of the last six seasons including a second-round appearance this year, has been involved with USA Basketball in various capacities for more than a decade.

In 2997, he served as an assistant under coach Saint Louis University coach Rick Majerus with the USA under-22 national team that competed in the World Championships. In 2003 he was an assistant with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo at the 2003 Pan American Games.

In 2006, he served as the head coach for the USA under-18 national team that won a gold medal at the FIBA Americas championship.

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