Justise Winslow '14 Named to All-U17 World Championship Team

Update 7/11: The U.S. Basketball Team claimed the World Championship gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania by defeating Australia 95-62, finishing the tournament a perfect 8-0. Justise Winslow was named to the five-member All-U17 World Championship Team, and had 13 points, eleven rebounds, three assists, and four steals in the championship game. Winslow was joined on the All-U17 World Team by USA teammate and tournament MVP Jahlil Okafor, Argentina's Gabriel Deck, Australia's Dante Exum, and Croatia's Mario Hezonja.

Update 6/27: Read More for Justise's player bio, interview after USA defeated Australia, and a photo gallery from USA vs. Latvia.

6/20:
Junior Justise Winslow has been selected to join the roster for the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team. Featuring 12 of the nation’s top prep players age 17-and-under, the U.S. team will spend two more days at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., preparing to defend the USA’s FIBA U17 World Championship title before departing for Europe. The 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship is being held June 29 – July 8 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Update 7/11: The U.S. Basketball Team claimed the World Championship gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania by defeating Australia 95-62, finishing the tournament a perfect 8-0. Justise Winslow was named to the five-member All-U17 World Championship Team, and had 13 points, eleven rebounds, three assists, and four steals in the championship game. Winslow was joined on the All-U17 World Team by USA teammate and tournament MVP Jahlil Okafor, Argentina's Gabriel Deck, Australia's Dante Exum, and Croatia's Mario Hezonja.

Junior Justise Winslow has been selected to join the roster for the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team. Featuring 12 of the nation’s top prep players age 17-and-under, the U.S. team will spend two more days at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., preparing to defend the USA’s FIBA U17 World Championship title before departing for Europe. The 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship is being held June 29 – July 8 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Following an intense tryout period with top high school athletes from across the country, Winslow was selected as one of four true forwards on the roster. He was the only player selected from Texas and will be bringing Maverick pride with him to Europe this summer. We wish him and the American team the best as they look to defend their title against the world’s best teams.

Justise's Team Bio

Interview with Justise and other team members


Photo Gallery: USA vs. Latvia
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