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Two Tide basketball players to tryout for World University Games team

USA Basketball has invited University of Alabama standouts JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell to attend the 2011 World University Games team training camp, the organization announced Wednesday. Green and Mitchell are two of 22 collegiate players to accept invitations for the opportunity to represent the United States at the upcoming World University Games.

The training camp, held July 29-August 7 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be used to select the 12-member team that will represent the USA in Shenzhen, China, August 13-23. Purdue head coach Matt Painter will serve as the squad's head coach.

This is Green's second invitation to a USA Basketball training camp. He was a member of the 2008 U18 National Team that won a silver medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina. Green recently wrapped up a successful junior season in which he averaged 15.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game en route to earning first team all-SEC honors from the league's coaches and media.

The selection is Mitchell's first by USA Basketball and comes after a sophomore season in which he was named second team all-SEC and averaged 15.2 points and 7.1 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.

The World University Games are held every other year and are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The United States, which has claimed a medal in every World University Games since beginning play in 1965, has captured a record 13 golds, three silvers and three bronze medals in the 19 University Games in which a USA Basketball men's squad has competed. Overall, the USA owns a 131-8 won-loss record in World University Games play. 

2011 USA Basketball World University Games

Training Camp Invitees

Tim Abromaitis (Notre Dame/Unionville, Conn.)

Bradford Burgess (VCU/Midlothian, Va.)

Marcus Denmon (Missouri/Kansas City, Mo.)

Kim English (Missouri/Baltimore, Md.)

Yancy Gates (Cincinnati/ Cincinnati, Ohio)

Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh/Scotch Plains, N.J.)

Draymond Green (Michigan State/Saginaw, Mich.)

JaMychal Green (Alabama/Montgomery, Ala.)

Tu Holloway (Xavier/Hempstead, N.Y.)

Scoop Jardine (Syracuse/Philadelphia, Pa.)

John Jenkins (Vanderbilt/Hendersonville, Tenn.)

Orlando Johnson (UC Santa Barbara/Seaside, Calif.)

Greg Mangano (Yale/Orange, Conn.)

Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota/St. Paul, Minn.)

C.J. McCollum (Lehigh/Canton, Ohio)

Khris Middleton (Texas A&M/North Charleston, S.C.)

Darius Miller (Kentucky/Maysville, Ky.)

Tony Mitchell (Alabama/Swainsboro, Ga.)

Aaric Murray (West Virginia/Philadelphia, Pa.)

Alex Oriakhi (Connecticut/Lowell, Mass.)

John Shurna (Northwestern/Glen Ellyn, Ill.)

Jordan Taylor (Wisconsin/ Bloomington, Minn.)              

 

Head coach – Matt Painter (Purdue)

Assistant coaches – Cuonzo Martin (Tennessee), Brad Stevens (Butler)

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