UNLV incoming freshman Brandon McCoy was selected to the under-19 Team USA World Cup training camp.
He will attend the camp June 18 to 25 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Brandon to represent our country at a young age,” UNLV coach Marvin Menzies said in a statement. “There will be great competition there, and the life experience he will gain is also valuable. We are thrilled for Brandon to have this opportunity.”
McCoy, a 6-foot-11-inch forward from San Diego, was the Rebels’ headline recruit this year. The five-star prospect and McDonald’s All-American chose UNLV over Oregon, Arizona, Michigan State and San Diego State.
The U.S. won the 2013 and 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships. This year’s tournament is July 1 to 9 in Cairo.
McCoy is one of 28 players competing for 12 spots. The team is expected to be announced June 22.
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