By the end of the summer Purdue’s Carsen Edwards will have a lot of frequent flier miles and he could be a two-time world champion. He already flew out to Colorado Springs to try out for the U.S. under-19 World Cup team. He then made the roster, so he is on his way to Cairo, Egypt for the U-19 World Cup. After he comes back to West Lafayette it will be a few weeks of practice before heading to Taiwan for the World University Games.
The good news is that we can watch Carsen play in the U-19 World Cup! All the games will be LiveStreamed right here. I will try to make sure we get a post up with a link to the video each day. Here is the schedule for Team USA:
(All times are Eastern Time, as Cairo is six hours ahead of Indiana)
July 1 vs. Iran 11:30AM
July 2 vs. Angola 12:15PM
July 4 vs. Italy 10:00AM
Those are just the three group games. All 16 teams will then be placed into a single-elimination seeded tournament based on their group placement. The teams involved are Egypt, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Angola, Mali, Iran, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, France, Lithuania, Italy, Germany, and Spain. The round of 16 games will be July 5th, with the quarterfinals July 7th, Semifinals July 8th, and finals July 9th.
Officially, the U.S. has won this thing six times, including the last two.