April 11, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming sophomoreJosh Davis has been invited to participate in the USA Basketball NationalTeam Trials to be held May 26-28, 2000, in Colorado Springs, Colo., at theOlympic Training Center.
From the trials, the World Championship for Young Men QualificationTeam will be selected by USA Basketball's Collegiate Committee. The headcoach of the team will be Jim Boeheim from Syracuse University. The teamwill compete in the COPABA World Championship for Young Men QualificationTournament that will include teams from North, South and Central America.
"This is a great opportunity," said Davis. "I'm honored to beinvited to participate, and hopefully I can make the team and representWyoming and the U.S. in Brazil this summer. I'm looking forward to thechallenge."
"This should be a great experience for Josh," said UW headbasketball coach Steve McClain. "Anytime you get invited to compete withthe top players in the country, it is a great challenge to see where youstack up against those players. This should be an excellent learningopportunity for Josh, as well. It will provide him a chance to play at avery high level of competition, and will give him a chance to grow as abasketball player and develop his game. In addition to Josh's personaldevelopment, this is also great exposure for our program."
After the team trials are completed on May 28, those selected to theteam will reunite on July 15-22 for a week-long training camp at a site yetto be determined. On July 23, the team will depart for Sao Paulo, Brazil,where the tournament will be held July 26-30. The team returns to theUnited States on July 31.
The USA World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team is one ofseveral teams fielded by USA Basketball, including the 2000 USA Olympic Teamand the 2000 USA Hoop Summit Team.
Davis was named a First Team All-Mountain West Conference honoreethis past season by conference coaches. The sophomore from Salem, Ore., ledWyoming in scoring (14.3 points per game) and rebounding (8.7 rebounds pergame) for the 1999-2000 season.