Black selected to United States U18 National Team

By: Scottie Bordelon

Posted: Tuesday May 31st 2022

An Arkansas men’s basketball signee will carry Team USA to the FIBA ​​U18 Americas Championship 2022 in Tijuana, Mexico in June.

Anthony Black, a 6-7 guard from Duncanville, Texas, was one of 13 players selected to compete for USA Basketball’s U18 Men’s National Team, the program announced on Tuesday. Eric, Razorbacks coach Musselman praised Black on the production on Tuesday afternoon.

The competition is set to begin with a group game on June 6 against the Dominican Republic.

Black and two other Razorbacks signers were among 27 players invited to training camp in Houston to compete for roster spots.

Nick Smith Jr., the No. 1 player in the Class of 2022, according to 247 Sports, opted out of attending and instead showed up in Fayetteville over the weekend. Jordan Walsh on Saturday was named one of 17 finalists, but did not make the team.

Former North Little Rock High School standout and Oregon signee Kel’el Ware also earned a spot on the team.

Team USA won gold at the FIBA ​​U18 Americas Championship 2018 and have won gold in nine of the 11 FIBA ​​Americas U18 Championships since 1990. The team’s head coach is Tad Boyle of Colorado and his assistant coaches are Mike Boynton from Oklahoma State and Leon Rice from Boise. State.

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