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USA Basketball finalizes rosters


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball announced the final rosters for its U-19 World Championship and World University Games teams on Thursday, after conducting concurrent trials over the previous two days.

The 19-and-under team, coached by Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon, will consist of Washington State's DeAngelo Casto and Klay Thompson, Duke's Seth Curry, Pitt's Ashton Gibbs, Butler's Gordon Hayward and Shelvin Mack, Kentucky's Darius Miller, UTEP's Arnett Moultrie, Northwestern's John Shurna, Kansas' Tyshawn Taylor, Georgia's Howard Thompkins and Ole Miss' Terrico White. The team will compete in the FIBA U19 World Championships in New Zealand from July 2-12.

Four players were cut from U-19 trials: West Virginia's Darryl "Truck" Bryant, Minnesota's Ralph Sampson III, Florida-bound high schooler Kenny Boynton, and Pitt-bound high-schooler Dante Taylor. UCLA's Drew Gordon withdrew from the trials with a patella tendon in right knee.

The World University Games team, coached by Wisconsin's Bo Ryan, will consist of Oklahoma State's James Anderson, Penn State's Talor Battle, Clemson's Trevor Booker, Iowa State's Craig Brackins, West Virginia's Da'Sean Butler, Villanova's Corey Fisher, Marquette's Lazar Hayward, Purdue's Robbie Hummel, Washington's Quincy Pondexter, North Carolina's Deon Thompson, Ohio State's Evan Turner and Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado. The team will compete in Belgrade, Serbia from July 1-12.

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Four players were cut from the WUG trials: Purdue's JaJuan Johnson, South Florida's Dominique Jones, Illinois' Mike Tisdale and Arizona's Nic Wise. Kansas' Sherron Collins, who had been expected to try out for the WUG team, withdrew from the trials on Monday, citing family reasons.