FORT WORTH, Texas – Caleb Furst and Jaden Ivey were selected as two of 17 finalists for the USA Basketball’s U19 World Cup Team, the organization announced late Monday night.
Originally part of 26 players that were invited to try out, Furst and Ivey will now look to make the list of 12 players when final selections are made prior to the team leaving to Latvia on June 28. The FIBA U19 World Cup will be held July 3 to 11.
Freshman Trey Kaufman-Renn was invited to participate, but was unable to attend due to a hand injury suffered in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Series.
Furst is one of seven players who are entering their freshman year in college, while Ivey is one of 10 collegiate players to have made the list.
Featuring U19 teams from 16 nations, the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup is scheduled to be held July 3-11 in Riga and Daugavpils, Latvia. In addition to the USA and host Latvia, teams that will take part in this summer’s U19 World Cup include Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Japan, Lithuania, Mali, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain and Turkey.
The USA was drawn into Group D, alongside Australia, Mali and Turkey for the July 3-6 FIBA U19 World Cup preliminary round. The USA will open play against Turkey on July 3, followed by Mali on July 4 and close preliminary play against Australia on July…