Zion Williamson, Juwan Gary earn USA Basketball camp invites

Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson and Gray Collegiate’s Juwan Gary are among the 54 players to get an invite to the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team mini camp.

The camp will be held in Team USA’s training facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Oct. 7-8.

Eighteen participants, including Williamson, are members of the class of 2018 and are eligible for the 2018 USA Junior National Select Team, which will compete in the Nike Hoop Summit in April. The other 36 players, including Gary, are from 2019-2021 classes and are vying for spot on the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Cup Team in June Rosario and Sante Fe, Argentina.

Williamson is No. 2 ranked prospect in 2018 and is being heavily recruited by South Carolina, Clemson, Duke, Kentucky and Kansas among others. He recently attended an adidas event in Aruba earlier this month.

This will be the second Team USA camp for Gary, who participated in the 16U Team USA training camp last year. The Gray Collegiate junior is a top 100 recruit for the Class of 2019.

Eighteen of the top 30 athletes on the 2018 ESPN 100 list are expected to attend minicamp, while 10 athletes are ranked among the 2019 ESPN 60, and 11 of the expected minicamp participants are from the 2020 ESPN 25 list.

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