D.J. Williams at USA Basketball camp

D.J. Williams at USA Basketball camp

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Illinois commit D.J. Williams is participating in USA Basketball’s U17 training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. It’s the third time the Simeon guard has participated in a USA Basketball training camp. The 6-foot-7 senior-to-be is looking to make the team for the first time.

Williams was one of 36 players invited to participate in the training camp. A cut is expected to be made Saturday and the final 12-man roster will be announced Aug. 1.

The USA U17 team will compete in the FIBA World Championship in Dubai from Aug. 8-16.

Williams is the second future Illini to participate in a USA Basketball training camp this summer. Incoming freshman Leron Black was a part of the U18 training camp last month before missing the final cut.

Among the others highly regarded prep stars vying for U17 roster spots include Caleb Swanigan, Tyus Battle, Doral Moore, Diamond Stone and Seventh Woods.

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Moonpie wrote on July 25, 2014 at 8:07 pm

He's one of 36 for only 12 spots. And has not made it in two other tries. This is standard Sleepy Gazoo sports cheerleading --implying he's great great great because he's "vying" for a spot. This is what the Gazoo does in place of real stories and reporting. It's more fun to get a few groupies at your feet at the Esquire.