Lake Clifton boys basketball coach Herman “Tree” Harried has been named an assistant coach for the USA Junior National Select Team. The U.S. team will take on the World Select Team in the 21st annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon, on Friday, April 13.
Harried, who just completed his 21st season at Lake Clifton with the program’s fourth state title, has worked with USA youth basketball in the past.
He was part of gold medal-winning teams in the first FIBA Americas U-16 Championship (2009) in Mendoza, Argentina and first FIBA U-17 World Championship (2010) in Hamburg, Germany. Herman also coached teams to wins in the 2005 and 2006 Nike Hoop Summits.
Additionally, he served on the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee from 2013-16.
On March 10, Lake Clifton defeated North Caroline, 63-55, for the Class 2A state crown. Harried, a Dunbar grad and Syracuse standout player, has a 420-124 mark at Lake Clifton.