Thursday, May 25, 2006

Lawal Invited to US Trials

Gani Lawal was invited to try out for the US Basketball Under-18 National Team 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. The tryouts are June 16-18 in San Antonio, and if Lawal makes the team he will then play in the FIBA tournament June 28 - July 2, also in San Antonio [LINK].

This is a nice recognition for Lawal, and an confirmation that the improvements he has made in his overall game in the past year have continued to keep him as one of the elite high school basketball players in the country. The other post players invited include Michael Beasley, Cole Aldrich, Spencer Hawes and Julian Vaughn - so Lawal will get several days of competition against the very best in the world at his age group. Even if he doesn't make the team (it's going to be tough, that's a very good collection of talent) the experience will be well worth it.

Good luck to Gani in the tryouts, and it's an honor to have any future, present or past Yellow Jacket represent the United States in international competition.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

FWIW, I believe that this is the squad that Coach Hewitt is serving as an asst coach on. Which could very well help Lawal's chances of making the squad.


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