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UK, WKU players invited to try out for U19 World Championship team

Hamidou Diallo
Hamidou Diallo

John Calipari to coach team

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 8, 2017) — Twenty-eight basketball players, including three from the University of Kentucky and one from Western Kentucky University, have been invited to try out for the USA Men’s U19 World Championship team that will be coached by John Calipari and is scheduled to compete in the FIBA World Cup next month in Egypt, CBS Sports is reporting.

Hamidou Diallo, who enrolled at UK in the spring, but did not see any playing time and recently removed his name from the NBA draft to return to UK in the fall, was one of the players chosen.

Also chosen from UK are P.J. Washington, a 6-8 power forward from Las Vegas, and Kevin Knox, a 6-9 small forward from Tampa. Washington and Knox will be freshmen this fall. The fathers of both players told CBS that even if their sons make the team, they might not let them attend the tournament because of safety concerns in the area, based on recent terrorist attacks.

P.J. Washington
P.J. Washington

Also invited to try out for the team is Mitchell Robinson, a 6-11 center from New Orleans, who will be a freshman this year at WKU.

Invited players:

  • Desmond Bane (TCU)
  • Bol Bol (Class of 2018)
  • Marques Bolden (Duke)
  • Chaundee Brown (Wake Forest)
  • Devon Daniels (NC State)
  • Hamidou Diallo (Kentucky)
  • Carsen Edwards (Purdue)
  • Malachi Flynn (Washington State)
  • Kevin Knox
    Kevin Knox

    Kevin Huerter (Maryland)

  • Louis King (Class of 2018)
  • Kevin Knox (Kentucky)
  • Romeo Langford (Class of 2018)
  • Brandon McCoy (UNLV)
  • De’Anthony Melton (USC)
  • Charlie Moore (Kansas)
  • Chuma Okeke (Auburn)
  • Josh Okogie (Georgia Tech)
  • Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s)
  • Payton Pritchard (Oregon)
  • Mitchell Robinson
    Mitchell Robinson

    Immanuel Quickley (Class of 2018)

  • Cameron Reddish (Class of 2018)
  • Mitchell Robinson (Western Kentucky)
  • Quinton Rose (Temple)
  • Jeremiah Tilmon (Missouri)
  • P.J. Washington (Kentucky)
  • Austin Wiley (Auburn)
  • Kris Wilkes (UCLA)
  • Trae Young (Oklahoma)