Thirty-Nine Athletes Expected to Participate in USA Men’s U16 National Team Training Camp

Athletes attending training camp were selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee, chaired by USA Basketball men’s national team director Sean Ford.

“We are excited about the elite group of players that will participate in the U16 training camp,” Ford said. “Nearly every player has been a part of a previous junior national team minicamp, so this should be a competitive training camp.”

Included on the training camp roster are 14 athletes representing the graduating class of 2025 and 25 representing the class of 2026. Athletes eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens, born on or after January 1, 2007.  

The class of 2025 includes Cameron BoozerCayden BoozerAkai FlemingSam FunchesJalen HaralsonIsaiah HarwellCam HolmesCaleb HoltJJ MandaquitChris NwuliKoa PeatDarryn PetersonJayden QuaintanceJalen Reece and TJ Stuttley.

From the class of 2026 are Alijah ArenasTajh ArizaTreVaun ClarkJason Crowe Jr.AJ Dybantsa, Caleb GaskinsEmanual Green, Jayden JohnsonMarcus JohnsonBrandon McCoyDylan MingoJalen MontonatiChidi NwigweAdam OumiddochTrent PerryJayden QuaintanceJaxon RichardsonDeron Rippey Jr.Jordan Smith Jr.Seven SpurlockTyran StokesJaden ToombsNigel WallsJamison White and Elijah Williams.

Several athletes have prior USA Basketball experience, as denoted on the training camp roster.

Sharman White (Pace Academy) will serve as the USA’s head coach along with assistantsScott Fitch (Fairport High School) and Chet Mason (Brush High School).

Supporting as court coaches during trials will be Rob Brost (Bolingbrook High School), Charlie Ward (Florida High), Dom Amorosa (Strake Jesuit College Prep) and Tony Irons (Vashon High School).

The 2023 FIBA U16 Americas Championship features eight teams from the FIBA Americas zone with the top four teams advancing to the 2024 FIBA U17 Men’s World Cup in Turkey. Recently, FIBA announced that the U.S. drew Group A with Puerto Rico, Argentina and Mexico.

The Americans are 37-0 all-time at the competition, having won seven straight gold medals.