COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Last weekend, 30 of the nation’s top young basketball talents from the 2015 and 2016 classes gathered in Colorado for the USA Basketball U16 national team tryouts. Following the training camp, a 12-player roster was chosen to compete for Team USA in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship June 11-15 in Uruguay.
The 12 players named to the U.S. squad were: 2015 power forward Thomas Bryant, 2016 shooting guard Terrance Ferguson, 2015 center Daniel Giddens, 2016 power forward Harry Giles, 2016 small forward Josh Jackson, 2016 shooting guard V.J. King, 2015 combo guard Malik Newman, 2015 power forward Ivan Rabb, 2016 point guard Devearl Ramsey, 2015 center Diamond Stone, 2016 small forward Jayson Tatum and 2016 point guard Seventh Woods.
Here were the top 10 things I learned from the USA Basketball U16 tryouts, including Newman’s star-making performance and why I think Giles is the best prospect in all of high school basketball.