TCU guard Desmond Bane did not make Tuesday’s cut to the final 18 players under consideration to be part of the USA Under-19 World Cup Team that will compete in the FIBA U19 World Championships, July 1-9 in Cairo, Egypt.
Bane, one of 25 invitees to the training camp that began Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colo., was one of seven players released Tuesday by U.S. coach John Calipari. The squad will be pared down to a 12-player roster by June 25, with those 12 players comprising Team USA in Cairo.
Bane, who averaged 7.1 points per game for the Horned Frogs’ team that won the 2017 NIT championship, was the lone player from a college in Texas chosen to be part of the training camp. Duke’s Marques Bolden, who played in high school at DeSoto, also was among Tuesday’s cuts.
Among the 18 players still in the mix to represent the USA in Cairo are: Bol Bol (Mater Dei H.S./Santa Ana, Calif.); Jordan Brown (Wood Creek H.S./Roseville, Calif.); Hamidou Diallo (University of Kentucky/Queens, NY); Carsen Edwards (Purdue/Atascocita, Texas); Kevin Huerter (Maryland/Clifton Park, N.Y.); Louis King (Hudson Catholic H.S./Columbus, N.J.); Kevin Knox II (Tampa Catholic H.S./Tampa, Fla.); Romeo Langford (New Albany H.S./New Albany, Ind.); Brandon McCoy (Cathedral Catholic H.S/San Diego, Calif.); Chuma Okeke (Westlake H.S./Atlanta, Ga.); Josh Okogie (Georgia Tech/Snellville, Ga.); Payton Pritchard (Oregon/West Linn, Ore.); Immanuel Quickly (John Carroll School/Bel Air, Md.); Cameron Reddish (Westtown School/Norristown, Pa.); Mitchell Robinson (Chalmette H.S./New Orleans, La.); Quinton Rose (Temple/Rochester, N.Y.); P.J. Washington (Findlay Prep/Las Vegas, Nev.) and Austin Wiley (Auburn/Hoover, Ala.).