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College Basketball: Iowa State’s Haliburton named finalist for U19 World Cup Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Iowa State sophomore Tyrese Haliburton has been named a finalist for the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup team.

Haliburton is one of five finalists remaining that played college basketball last season. The other spots are comprised of college freshmen to be. Haliburton started the camp as one of 33 hopefuls to make the team and remains as one of the final 18 in contention for the 12-man squad.

The team roster will be named prior to its departure for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in Greece on June 24. Athletes eligible for the team must be U.S. citizens born on or after Jan. 1, 2000.

The USA will be coached by Bruce Weber (Kansas State) and assistants Mike Hopkins (Washington) and LeVelle Moton (North Carolina Central).

Named as finalists were: Scottie Barnes (University School/West Palm Beach, Fla.); Joshua Christopher (Mayfair H.S./Lakewood, Calif.); Cade Cunningham (Montverde Academy, Fla./Arlington, Texas); Jalen Green (Prolific Prep/Fresno, Calif.); Tyrese Haliburton (Iowa State/Oshkosh, Wis.); Walker Kessler (Woodward Academy/Newnan, Ga.); Kira Lewis Jr. (Alabama/Meridianville, Ala.); Isaac Likekele (Oklahoma State/Mansfield, Texas); Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian School/Temecula, Calif.); Casey Morsell (St. John’s College H.S./Washington, D.C.); Zeke Nnaji (Hopkins H.S./Hopkins, Minn.); Reggie Perry (Mississippi State/Thomasville, Ga.); Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (IMG Academy, FL/Overland Park, Kan.); Jalen Suggs (Minnehaha Academy/Minneapolis, Minn.); Anton Watson (Gonzaga Prep/Spokane, Wash.); Trevion Williams (Purdue/Chicago, Ill.); Ziaire Williams (Notre Dame H.S./Sherman Oaks, Calif.); and Samuell Williamson (Rockwall H.S./Rockwall, Texas). Jared Butler (Baylor University/Reserve, La.) was also selected a finalist but was unable to participate.

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