Florida guard Michael Frazier II invited to tryouts for USA Basketball
Florida guard Michael Frazier II, of Tampa, is one of 24 players who have received an invitation to USA Basketball’s training camp for the 2013 U19 FIBA World Championships - the team which will be coached by Gators head coach Billy Donovan.
The players are selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee. The 24 players will compete for 12 roster spots.
Training camp will be June 14-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Finalists will be anounced on June 16, with the official 12-man roster to be set in the following days.
The tournament will be held June 27 through July 7 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Frazier said he was ovewhelmed when he received news he had been invited.
"I was excited, happy,'' said Frazier, who played at Plant High before transferring to Montverde Academy. "I was overwhelmed because I've always wanted to play for team USA. So getting the opportunity to go and showcase what I have is a great opportunity for me. I'm so happy to be a part of this."
Frazier was selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team this past season. He was the Gators' only freshman who saw significant playing time, averaging 5.6 points and 3.1 rebounds with a .468 3-point field goal percentage in 36 games with one start (18.0 minutes per game).
Here is a full list of players who accepted invites to participate in the USA U19 training camp:
Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova University); Bryce Alford (La Cueva H.S./Albuquerque, N.M.); Brandon Ashley (University of Arizona); Robert Carter (Georgia Tech; Damyean Dotson (University of Oregon; Kris Dunn (Providence College); Javan Felix (University of Texas); Michael Frazier (University of Florida); Marcus Georges-Hunt (Georgia Tech); Shaq Goodwin (University of Memphis); Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitt H.S.); Jerami Grant (Syracuse University); Montrezl Harrell (University of Louisville); Rondaé Hollis-Jefferson (Chester H.S.); Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young H.S.); Rodney Purvis (University of Connecticut); James Robinson (University of Pittsburgh.); Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State University); Jarnell Stokes (University of Tennessee); Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke University); Devin Thomas (Wake Forest University); Mike Tobey (University of Virginia); Nigel Williams-Goss (Findlay Prep); and Justise Winslow (St. Johns H.S.).