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Brekkott Chapman Named to U19 USA Basketball Training Camp Roster

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Brekkott Chapman had a very good true freshman season for the Runnin' Utes. The young forward was basically a day one contributor, and proved he has a knack to put the ball in the basket, plus getting some tough rebounds. Even with him getting fewer minutes in the NCAA tournament, Chapman proved he is a valuable building block for the Utes going forward.

Adding to his resume, Chapman will be going to the Under 19 USA basketball training camp, ahead of the World Championships. He will be joining an impressive list of 24 young players attempting to make Team USA, and could be coached by fellow Pac-12er, Sean Miller of Arizona. By playing with this young talent, this will only help Chapman improve his game, and improve his confidence going forward.

The official press release discussing the roster and all the details of the U19 training camp is below, check it out:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- Utah sophomore Brekkott Chapman is among 24 players who have accepted invitations to take part in the 2015 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team training camp that will take place June 12-26 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The training camp will be utilized to select the 12-member roster for the 2015 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team. The USA will look to defend the USA's 2013 U19 gold at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship that will be held June 27-July 5 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Athletes eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens who are 19 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1996).

"It should be looked upon as a tremendous honor to be selected to tryout for this team, because the competition is so strong," said Jim Boeheim Syracuse Hall of Fame head coach and chair of the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee, which is responsible for selecting players and coaches for the team. "Our committee does a great job identifying players who will represent our country in international competition. We know that even in the training camp, the competition will be fierce."

Returning gold medalists include: Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle Catholic H.S./Union, N.J.); Jalen Brunson (Stevenson H.S./Lincolnshire, Ill.); Terrance Ferguson (Prime Prep Academy/Flower Mound, Texas); Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian Academy/Winston-Salem, N.C.); Josh Jackson (Prolific Prep, Calif./Southfield, Mich.); Diamond Stone (Dominican H.S./Milwaukee, Wis.); Caleb Swanigan (Homestead H.S./Fort Wayne, Ind.); Jayson Tatum (Chaminade College Prep/St. Louis, Mo.); Allonzo Trier (Findlay Prep, Nev./Seattle, Wash.); and Seventh Woods (Hammond School/Columbia, S.C.).

Also attending camp will be: Tyus Battle (St. Bernard's School/Edison, N.J.); Justin Bibbs (Virginia Tech/Dayton, Ohio); Chapman (Utah/Roy, Utah); Vince Edwards (Purdue/Middletown, Ohio); Jawun Evans (Kimball H.S./Dallas, Texas); Riley LaChance (Vanderbilt/Brookfield, Wis.); T.J. Leaf (Foothills Christian H.S./Lakeside, Calif.); Silas Melson (Gonzaga/Portland, Ore.); Malik Monk (Bentonville H.S./Lepanto, Ark.); Chinanu Onauku (Louisville/Lanham, Md.); Eric Paschall (Villanova/Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.); L.J. Peak (Georgetown/Gaffney, S.C.); Malik Pope (San Diego State/Sacramento, Calif.); and Thomas Welsh (UCLA/Redondo Beach, Calif.).

The 2015 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team will be led by Sean Miller (Arizona), along with USA assistant coaches Ed Cooley (Providence) and Archie Miller (Dayton).

Training camp will begin on the evening of June 13, followed by two practices each day. Finalists for the team are expected to be announced on June 15, and the roster will be selected prior to the team's departure for Greece.