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John Calipari to Coach United States Team in FIBA Under-19 World Championships this Summer

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According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, John Calipari will coach the United States team in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships this summer.

The U.S. team will include college sophomores, incoming freshmen and high school seniors.

Here are details from ESPN:



The tournament that will showcase the world’s best players who are 19 and younger will take place July 1-9 in Cairo.

The U.S. team will include rising college sophomores, incoming college freshmen and rising high school seniors. The 2015 roster featured high schoolers Terrance Ferguson, Harry Giles, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum — all of whom were uncommitted at the time.

Calipari will potentially have the chance to coach high school prospects he is also recruiting.

“It’s not as if he needs any help,” a source told ESPN. “But this will help him because he will have access to some of the top uncommitted players.”

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