Darius Miller selected for USA Basketball tryouts

Darius Miller
Darius Miller - Photo by Chet White

is one of 22 of the nation’s top collegiate athletes who have accepted invitations from the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team training camp.  The training camp, which will be held July 29-Aug. 7 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be used to select the 12-member team that will represent the USA at the 2011 World University Games men’s basketball competition scheduled for Aug. 13-23 in Shenzhen, China.

The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee, chaired by representative and head cocah Jim Boeheim, is expected on July 31 to announce finalists for the 2011 USA World University Games Team. Training camp will continue July 31-Aug. 7 at the USOTC, with the official roster being announced prior to the teams’ departure for China on Aug. 8.

“After a lot of thought and consideration of potential players, the committee has put together a very strong roster for the USA Men’s World University Games Team training camp,” said Boeheim. “As always, the committee will be looking for not only the most talented players, but also players that will work well as a team.”

Accepting invitations to attend the 2011 USA Basketball World University Games Team training camp were:

Tim Abromaitis (Notre Dame/Unionville, Conn.)
Bradford Burgess (VCU/Midlothian, Va.)
Marcus Denmon (/Kansas City, Mo.)
Kim English (/Baltimore, Md.)
Yancy Gates (Cincinnati/ Cincinnati, Ohio)
Ashton Gibbs (/Scotch Plains, N.J.)
Draymond Green (Michigan State/Saginaw, Mich.)
JaMychal Green (Alabama/Montgomery, Ala.)
Tu Holloway (Xavier/Hempstead, N.Y.)
Jardine (/Philadelphia, Pa.)
John Jenkins (Vanderbilt/Hendersonville, Tenn.)
Orlando Johnson (UC Santa Barbara/Seaside, Calif.)
Greg Mangano (Yale/Orange, Conn.)
Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota/St. Paul, Minn.)
C.J. McCollum (/Canton, Ohio)
Khris Middleton (Texas A&M/North Charleston, S.C.)
Darius Miller (Kentucky/Maysville, Ky.)
Tony Mitchell (Alabama/Swainsboro, Ga.)
Aaric Murray (West Virginia/Philadelphia, Pa.)
Alex Oriakhi (Connecticut/Lowell, Mass.)
John Shurna (Northwestern/Glen Ellyn, Ill.)
Jordan Taylor (Wisconsin/ Bloomington, Minn.).

Purdue University head coach Matt Painter, who previously assisted the 2009 USA U19 World Championship Team to a gold medal, has been selected as head coach of the 2011 USA Men’s World University Games Team, while collegiate head coaches Cuonzo Martin of the University of Tennessee and Brad Stevens of University were named as assistant coaches.