Freshman guard/forward Anthony Brown was invited to and will attend the USA Men’s U-19 World Championship Training Camp next month. He will join 16 of the nation’s top basketball players aged 19 years or younger, all of whom are competing for a spot on the 12-person squad that will play at the 2011 FIBA U-19 World Championship.
Brown, a four-star recruit in 2010, made the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team after averaging 8.7 points and 3.2 rebounds a game in his first season. He came on strong toward the end of the year, beginning with a breakout 21-point, eight-rebound performance against Oregon State in the middle of Pac-10 play. With the departure of Jeremy Green to the NBA, Brown will be expected to take on a greater—if not primary—scoring role in the 2011-2012 season.
Brown will not be the Pac-10’s only representative at the camp. Cal’s Allen Crabbe—the conference’s freshman of the year—and Richard Solomon will be there, as will current high school senior and Arizona commit Josiah Turner.
The weeklong camp will take place in Colorado Springs, Colo. at the U.S. Olympic Training Center from June 17-24. The team will be selected almost immediately after, as the World Championships begin June 30 in Latvia.