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Arizona Wildcats commit Jahvon Quinerly invited to USA Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp

Quinerly will be one of 54 players in Colorado Springs

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Arizona Wildcats commit Jahvon Quinerly will be one of 54 high school players attending USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp in Colorado Springs, it was announced Thursday.

Arizona targets Bol Bol, Nassir Little, Quentin Grimes, and Zion Williamson will be there, too, and can find the full list of participants here.

The minicamp takes place Oct. 7-8 at the United States Olympic Training Center.

Eighteen of the attendees are from the 2018 class, while the other 36 are from the 2019, 2020, and 2021 classes.

The minicamp will be led by Don Showalter, who is the head coach of the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team and USA Basketball director of coach development.

Showalter said the minicamp will be “extremely competitive.”

“These players will be competing against the best, so the scrimmages will be intense. They are all familiar with the FIBA rules and understand international competition to a degree, and most will come in with some knowledge of the USA Basketball culture having been to a training camp previously,” he said in a statement.

“Our goals are pretty simple. We want to provide the players with skills that will help them to improve their game. We are not making any cuts, so the players do not need to feel any pressure for making a team.”

The 2018 prospects, like Quinerly, are able to compete for the 2018 USA Junior National Select Team in the 21st annual Nike Hoop Summit in April 2018.

The younger prospects are eligible for the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Cup Team, which will compete in Argentina on June 30-July 8.

Quinerly receiving an invite is hardly surprising, seeing that he’s the No. 16 player in his class, according to 247Sports.com.

It should prove to be a valuable experience for Quinerly before he joins Arizona next summer, and who knows, it might give him a chance to play with a few future teammates.


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