May 22, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It was announced today (May 22) that Providence College sophomore guard Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) was one of 24 players invited to the 2013 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team training camp. The camp will be held June 14-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. For Dunn it will mark his second training camp with USA Basketball as he participated in the U18 National Team training camp in 2012.
Dunn, who missed the first nine games of the Friars' 2012-13 season with a shoulder injury, started 18 of the 25 games he played. He averaged 5.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Dunn recorded season highs of 14 points versus Charlotte (March 20), 12 rebounds versus St. John's (March 2) and 13 assists against Colgate (December 18). The former McDonald's High School All-American played an average of 27.2 minutes per game this season and was named the Friars' 2013 Promising Prospect.
Dunn will be joined at the training camp by Friar Head Coach Ed Cooley, who will be one of three court coaches for the 2013 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team training camp.
The USA Team at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, which will be played June 27-July 7 in Prague, Czech Republic, will be led by former Friar and current Florida Head Coach Billy Donovan and assistant coaches Shaka Smart of Virginia Commonwealth University and Gonzaga University's Mark Few.
The 24 elite U19 players will be utilized to select the USA's 12-member team. Only U.S. citizens who are 19 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1994) are eligible for the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team.
The training camp will begin on June 14 with the first session scheduled at 5:00-7:30 p.m. (all times listed are MDT). Training continues with practices from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 4:30-7:00 p.m. on June 15 and 8:30-11:00 a.m. on June 16. The court coaches will depart for home on June 16, when finalists for the USA U19 Team are expected to be announced by the USA Men's Junior National Team Committee.