An impressive collection of high school basketball prospects will assemble for the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp, set to take place in Colorado Springs. From Oct. 5-7, the United States Olympic Training Center will host 87 athletes at a gathering that marks the first training camp following USA Basketball’s announcement of a new collaboration with the NBA, National Basketball Players Association and NCAA to expand its Junior National Team program.
Beyond the court, three life skills sessions will be provided to players, with topics centering on healthy relationships, the use of social media, and the NCAA recruiting and eligibility process. The full roster for the event is as follows, with prospects delineated by high school class.
Class of 2019: Vernon Carey Jr., De’Vion Harmon, Wendell Moore Jr., Isaac Okoro, Isaiah Stewart, Romeo Weems, Cole Anthony, Armando Bacon, Matthew Hurt, Josiah Jones, Tyrese Maxey, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Mark Watts Jr., James Wiseman, Bryan Antonie, Will Baker, Keion Brooks, DJ Carton, Scottie Lewis, Jaden McDaniels, Justin Moore, Casey Morsell, Khalil Whitney
Class of 2020: Jalen Green, Scottie Barnes, R.J. Hampton, Evan Mobley, Jeremy Roach, Jalen Suggs, Isaiah Todd, Jabri Abdur-Rahim, Brandon “BJ” Boston, Greg Brown III, Joshua Christopher, Sharife Cooper, Cade Cunningham, Hunter Dickinson, Isaiah Jackson, Johnny Juzang, Justin Lewis, Caleb Love, Adam Miller, Moses Moody, Ethan Morton, Jaden Springer, Cameron Thomas
Class of 2021: Zion Harmon, Patrick Baldwin Jr., Paolo Banchero, Nathan Bittle, Luther Burden Jr., Max Christie, Terrence Clarke, Michael Foster, AJ Griffin, Jaden Hardy, Will Jeffress, Trevor Keels, Dallas Turner
Class of 2022: Dylan Anderson, Emoni Bates, Jaden Bradley, Jameel Brown, Andre Casey Jr., De’Vontes Cobbs, Jalen Drane, Jalen Duren, Gregg Glenn III, DeMari Henderson, Ja’Cari Henderson, Trejuan Holloman, Jalen Hood-Schifino, Jett Howard, Dilon Hunter, Richard Isaacs Jr., Kamari Lands, Tamin Lipsey, Chris Livingston, Mark Mitchell Jr., Shy Odom, Marquise “MJ” Rice, Ty Rogers, Jonathan Starling, Jarace Walker, Dariq Whitehead, Justice Williams, Kijani Wright
Though many intriguing names are in the mix, and the top prospects in the 2019 class take center stage, headlined by No. 1 overall recruit James Wiseman and consensus top-five recruits Cole Anthony and Vernon Carey. Wiseman is a prospect widely projected as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and, beyond that, there are top-flight prospects in each class, including Evan Mobley, Jalen Green and Terrence Clarke.
While this minicamp may fly under the radar in some circles, it will feature the very best in high school basketball talent from across the country trying to prove why they are the future of the sport in the United States.