COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (August 29, 2000) The USA Men’s Select Team,comprised of 12 of the nation’s top collegians, began training in Maui on Aug. 28 in preparation for its Sept. 2 exhibition game against the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team at the University of Hawaii. The U.S. Select Team will train on Aug. 29 and 30 with a scrimmage each day versus the USA Men’s Senior National Team and an additional practice from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Practice will also be held Thursday, Aug. 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The team will hold its final training session on Friday, Sept. 1 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. before facing the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 1:00 p.m. in a nationally-televised contest on NBC. All practice sessions are be conducted at the Lahaina Civic Center and are closed to the public.
The USA is led by St. John’s University (N.Y.) head mentor Mike Jarvis, who is joining USA Basketball as a head coach for the third time in his coaching career. Jarvis guided the 1993 USA Basketball Men’s 22 & Under Team to an 8-0 record and a gold medal at the FIBA Under 22 World Championship in Spain and led the East Team to a silver medal and a 2-2 record at the 1991 U.S. Olympic Festival. Joining Jarvis on the sidelines as the assistant coach of the Men’s Select Team is University of Cincinnati head mentor Bob Huggins, The Sporting News’ selection as 2000 National Coach of the Year. This will mark Huggins’ second assignment with USA Basketball, as he was also an assistant for the gold-medal winning 1993 World University Games team that went 7-0.
Selections for the USA Men’s Select Team were made by the USA Basketball Men’s Collegiate Committee, chaired by University of Virginia Athletic Director Terry Holland.
Named to the 2000 USA Men’s Select Team were: Shane Battier (Duke / Birmingham, Mich.), Cory Bradford (Illinois / Memphis, Tenn.),Nick Collison (Kansas / Iowa Falls, Iowa), Joseph Forte (North Carolina / Greenbelt, Md.), Casey Jacobsen (Stanford / Glendora, Calif.),Ken Johnson (Ohio State / Detroit, Mich.), Terence Morris (Maryland / Frederick, Md.), Troy Murphy (Notre Dame / Morristown, N.J.), Jason Richardson (Michigan State / Saginaw, Mich.), Jamal Tinsley (Iowa State / Brooklyn, N.Y.), Michael Wright (Arizona / Chicago, Ill.) and Jason Williams (Duke / Plainfield, N.J.).
“I’m thrilled to be representing my country again as well as coaching some of the top student- athletes in the country,” said Jarvis. “Playing against the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team, this group of collegians will be facing some of the best athletes in the world and I hope we can help them prepare for the Olympic Games in Sydney.”
|2000 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team|
NAME POS HGT WGT DOBYOG SCHOOL / HOMETOWN Shane BattierF6-821509/09/782001Duke / Birmingham, MI Cory BradfordG6-220012/04/782002Illinois / Memphis, TN Nick CollisonF6-924010/20/802003Kansas / Iowa Falls, IA Joseph ForteG6-418503/23/812003N. Carolina / Greenbelt, MD Casey JacobsenG6-620503/19/812003Stanford / Glendora, CA Ken JohnsonC6-1122502/01/782001Ohio State / Detroit, MI Terence MorrisF6-920501/11/792001Maryland / Frederick, MD Troy MurphyF6-1023705/02/802002Notre Dame / Morristown, NJ Jason RichardsonG/F6-621001/20/812003Michigan State / Saginaw, MI Jamal TinsleyG6-317502/28/782001Iowa State / Brooklyn, NY Jason WilliamsG6-219009/10/812003Duke / Plainfield, NJ Michael WrightF6-822501/07/802002Arizona / Chicago, IL
|USA Basketball Men’s Select Team Training Schedule|
|All times are local to Hawaii|
Aug. 2911:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.mScrimmageLahaina Civic CenterAug. 2912:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.Media sessionLahaina Civic CenterAug. 2912:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.PracticeLahaina Civic Center Aug.3011:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.ScrimmageLahaina Civic Center Aug. 3012:00p.m. – 12:30 p.m.Media sessionLahaina Civic Center Aug. 3012:30p.m. – 2:30 p.m.PracticeLahaina Civic Center Aug. 319:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.PracticeLahaina Civic Center Aug. 314:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m.PracticeLahaina Civic Center Sept. 18:00 a.m. – 10:00a.m.PracticeLahaina Civic Center