John Carroll's standout point guard Immanuel Quickley driving as a member of Baltimore Elite -
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Following four competitive sessions, the 2016 USA Men's U17 Basketball team was announced with John Carroll's Immanuel Quickley among the players selected. Mount St Joseph's (MD) Jalen Smith was a finalist but didn't make the team. Below is a list of the players named to the team :
Jordan Brown (Woodcreek H.S./Roseville, Calif.); Troy Brown (Centennial H.S./Las Vegas, Nev.); Wendell Carter Jr. (Pace Academy/Fairburn, Ga.); Carte'Are Gordon (Webster Groves H.S./St. Louis, Mo.); Markus Howard (Findlay Prep, Nev./Chandler, Ariz.); Jaren Jackson Jr. (Park Tudor School/Carmel, Ind.); Kevin Knox II (Tampa Catholic H.S./Riverview, Fla.); Immanuel Quickley (John Carroll School/Havre De Grace, Md.); Collin Sexton (Pebblebrook H.S./Mableton, Ga.); Javonte Smart (Scotlandville H.S./Baton Rouge, La.); Gary Trent Jr (Apple Valley H.S./Burnsville, Minn.); and Austin Wiley (Spain Park H.S./Hoover, Ala). Team training camp will continue through June 17 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The U.S. will open FIBA U17 World Championship play on June 23 against Taiwan and will face Turkey on June 24. Following a day off, the USA will cap preliminary play against Egypt on June 26. After playing each of the teams in their preliminary round group, all teams advance to the round of 16 on June 28. Winners from the round of 16 advance to the medal round quarterfinals on June 30. The semifinals will be played on July 2, and the finals will be on July 3.