Big news for Trevion Williams today. The sophomore Purdue big that struggled to get off the bench in Purdue’s first 10 games last season has improved so much he will now take on the world in Greece. Today he was named to the final 12-man roster for the FIBA U-19 World Cup.
Named to the USA U19 World Cup Team were:
Scottie Barnes (University School/West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Cade Cunningham (Montverde Academy, Fla./Arlington, Texas)
Jalen Green (Prolific Prep/Fresno, Calif.)
Tyrese Haliburton (Iowa State/Oshkosh, Wis.)
Kira Lewis Jr. (Alabama/Meridianville, Ala.)
Isaac Likekele (Oklahoma State/Mansfield, Texas)
Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian School/Temecula, Calif.)
Reggie Perry (Mississippi State/Thomasville, Ga.)
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (IMG Academy, FL/Overland Park, Kan.)
Jalen Suggs (Minnehaha Academy/Minneapolis, Minn.)
Trevion Williams (Purdue/Chicago, Ill.)
Ziaire Williams (Notre Dame H.S./Sherman Oaks, Calif.).
The last Purdue guy to take part in this? Carsen Edwards in 2017, and tonight he stands a great chance fo being a first round draft pick. Caleb Swanigan was also a member of the team in 2015 that won gold, so that makes two straight times this tournament has produced a Purdue first rounder.
Team USA will start play June 29th against New Zealand in Heraklion, Greece. The games will be available via YouTube as well.