Quickley, Huerter named to U.S. U-19 basketball team

Maryland rising sophomore wing Kevin Huerter and five-star point guard prospect Immanuel Quickley (John Carroll) have made the 12-man roster to represent the United States in the FIBA U-19 World Cup next month in Egypt.

It marks the second straight year that Huerter and Quickley have made their respective age-group national teams. Huerter was a member of the U-18 team that won a gold medal in Chile and Quickley was on the U-17 team that took home gold from Spain.

“I am really excited and looking forward to this outstanding opportunity to be a member of USA Basketball,” Huerter said in a statement released by Maryland. “These practices and the international competition will be very beneficial to my overall development. I have great teammates and we have a chance to accomplish some special things over the next month.”

The U-19 team, coached by Kentucky’s John Calipari, was announced Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the tryout camp was held the past week and the team will train before leaving for Cairo. The FIBA U-19 will be held July 1-9.

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