Black misses USA Basketball cut
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leron Black’s bid to make USA Basketball’s U18 team that will compete at the FIBA Americas championships has come to an end.
The incoming Illinois freshman was one of 24 players invited to the USA Basketball training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, but he was not among the 15 players named as finalist for the 12 spots on Thursday morning.
USA Basketball’s Twitter account congratulated the finalists this morning.
UI recruiting target Jalen Brunson was among the 15 players named.
Antonio Blaekeny, Isaiah Briscoe, Jaylen Brown, Chase Jeter, Stanley Johnson, Tyus Jones, Luke Kennard, Tyler Lydon, Allonzo Trier, Myles Turner, Tom Welsh, Justise Winslow, Stephen Zimmerman and Dwayne Morgan are the finalists.