Sean Miller is an assistant coach on the U-18 USA squad this summer, and I believe that part of the reason is because his future star Stanley Johnson will be on the squad.
“I’m very excited about going through this process again,” said Billy Donovan, USA U18 National Team head coach. “I see a lot of talent in this group, similar to the past couple of summers, and I’m looking forward to coaching them. Having players with USA Basketball experience certainly helps, and I know these guys will be ready to compete. Our challenge once again will be to learn to function as a team and try to reach our potential in a short amount of time.”
Donovan has been quite good at gtting these young players to gel together, and the last two times he has coached a youth national team the coach has brought home a gold medal. I do not see it being any different this summer, and if stud point guard Tyus Jones decides to attend then he will be the floor general of a probably undefeated squad. I’m sure that the point guard will also take into account what the Duke Blue Devils want him to do, so it will be interesting to keep an eye on that in the near future.
I noticed the news about Johnson and Miller on twitter quite recently, and the talented Mater Dei (CA) forward should help the Arizona Wildcats to win the Pac-12 next season.
Tyler Dorsey, a 2015 #ArizonaWildcats commit, joins Stanley Johnson as invitee to USA U18 training camp. Sean Miller will be an assistant.
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) May 5, 2014
That is all for Rant Sports Prep today, but the bonus rounds are going to keep on coming this week. We will have to see if Miller and Johnson can make some more noise in the Pac-12 next season, but expect them to hit the ground running after building chemistry this summer.
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