Nine basketball players with scholarship offers from Kentucky were among the 12 players who made the Team USA U17 squad Tuesday.
The final team was announced after extended workouts following Saturday’s cut to 17 players. The 12 players who made the team will continue to practice in Colorado Springs before heading to Dubai for next month’s FIBA world championships.
The nine UK recruiting targets selected were Tyus Battle, Henry Ellenson, Harry Giles, V.J. King, Malik Newman, Ivan Rabb, Diamond Stone, Caleb Swanigan and Jayson Tatum. Ellenson, Newman, Rabb, Stone and Swanigan are all from the class of 2015. The rest are 2016 prospects.
Terrence Ferguson, Josh Jackson and Devearl Ramsey are also on the 12-man roster.
Class of 2016 point guard Derryck Thornton is the only major UK target who did not make the team following the final cut.