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The prestigious adidas Eurocamp gets underway Saturday in Treviso, Italy. The camp has historically been one of the top venues over the years for top up-and-coming European stars to audition in front of professional scouts from both the NBA and other professional leagues.
This year’s camp will include an added dimension with a series of exhibition games, including one select team of elite level high school players from the United States. Suiting up for the squad is a pair of 6-foot-7 ESPN 60 forwards in Victor Law (South Holland, Ill./St. Rita) and UNLV commit Dwayne Morgan (Baltimore/ Saint Francis Academy), along with swingman Devin Robinson (Christchurch, Va./Christchurch School), point guard Ahmaad Rorie (Tacoma, Wash./Lincoln), power forward Tariq Owens (Baltimore/St. Vincent Palloti), guard Damiyne Durham (Oakwood, Texas/Oakwood), Alex Robinson (Arlington, Texas/Timberview), forward Zylan Cheatham (Phoenix, Ariz.) and big man Jarred Reuter (Rochester, Mass./Brewster Academy).
Former Farleigh Dickinson University head coach Greg Vetrone will be at the helm of the US team, which has exhibition games scheduled against the Serbian U19 national team, the French U20 national team and a similar European all-star team.
The American Select team was set to practice Wednesday and Thursday in New York City before flying out Friday and then playing exhibition games the next three days.
Reuter, who will be transferring to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire next year, is the only underclassmen on the American roster.
“It’s a great honor and a great opportunity to be selected and to be able to play against a different style of basketball and higher level players,” Reuter said.
The nine members of the American team will also have the opportunity to get some early exposure to professional scouts, from both the NBA as well as various international leagues, all of whom are expected to scout the event.
There is another American high school player headed to Treviso this weekend, and that’s current senior and former Seton Hall commit Aquille Carr. The one-time ESPN 100 point guard was added to the camp roster after recently announcing his intention to play professionally in Europe, presumably because of his inability to get through the NCAA Eligibility Center.