Chinanu Onuaku one of sixteen finalists for USA U19 World Championship Team

Photo: Tim Haag/
Photo: Tim Haag/

Louisville sophomore Chinanu Onuaku is in Colorado Springs, Colorado trying to make the USA U19 World Championship Team. Training camp began with 21 players and Onuaku survived the first cut that took it down to 16 finalists. The team will eventually be cut down to a final roster of 12 players when camp ends on June 21.

From, here are the final 16 players:

The returning gold medalists named as finalists include: Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle Catholic H.S./Union, N.J.);Jalen Brunson (Stevenson H.S./Lincolnshire, Ill.); Terrance Ferguson (Homeschooled/Dallas, Texas);Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian Academy/Winston-Salem, N.C.); Josh Jackson (Prolific Prep, Calif./Southfield, Mich.); Caleb Swanigan (Homestead H.S./Fort Wayne, Ind.); Jayson Tatum(Chaminade College Prep/St. Louis, Mo.) and Allonzo Trier (Findlay Prep, Nev./Seattle, Wash.).

Also selected finalists were: Justin Bibbs (Virginia Tech/Dayton, Ohio); Brekkott Chapman (Utah/Roy, Utah); Vince Edwards (Purdue/Middletown, Ohio); Jawun Evans (Kimball H.S./Dallas, Texas); Riley LaChance (Vanderbilt/Brookfield, Wis.); Chinanu Onauku (Louisville/Lanham, Md.); L.J. Peak(Georgetown/Gaffney, S.C.); and Thomas Welsh (UCLA/Redondo Beach, Calif.).

The team will participate in Heraklion, Crete, Greece from June 27-July 5.

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