Stanford's Brown makes USA Basketball U19 squad

June 23, 2011, 5:44 pm
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June 23, 2011COLLEGE PAGE staff

Stanford guard Anthony Brown has earned a spot on the 12-man roster that will represent USA Basketball at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.

The Tournament will take place June 30-July 10 in Valmiera, Liepaja and Riga, Latvia.

Tryouts began Friday June 17 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with 19 of the nation's top 19-and-unders competing to make the roster. After three days of tryouts the pool was trimmed to 13 players and then ultimately to 12.

In his freshman season for the Cardinal, Brown averaged 8.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, and was a member of the PAC-10 All-Freshmen Team. Brown started 10 of 18 league games, averaging just under 27 minutes per game, and notched a career-high 21 points against Oregon State on January 29.

St. Mary's coach, Randy Bennett, will be joining Brown on the trip to Europe as an assistant coach. George Mason's Paul Hewitt is the head coach.

The team heads to Lithuania on June 24 for exhibition games against both the U20 and U19 Lithuanian National Teams.

Cal guard Allen Crabbe, as well as Bears forward Richard Solomon were apart of the original 19 invitees but will not be making the trip.