Kentucky recruits Michael Gilchrist and Marquis Teague as well as North Carolina-bound James McAdoo head the 12-man United States roster for the Under-17 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany for July 2-11.
The Philadelphia area product Gilchrist is widely considered the number one player in the high school class of 2011 while McAdoo and Teague are also top five in the class.
All told, the U.S. team – coached by Don Showalter – includes nine players which helped the U.S. win gold at the 2009 U-16 FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina.

Named as members of the USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team were ’09 U16 gold medalists Justin Anderson (Montrose Christian School, Md. / Montross, Va.); Brad Beal (Chaminade College Prep H.S. / St. Louis, Mo.); Quinn Cook (DeMatha H.S. / Bowie, Md.); André Drummond (St. Thomas More School / Middletown, Conn.); James McAdoo (Norfolk Christian H.S. / Norfolk, Va.); Johnny O’Bryant (Eastside H.S. / Cleveland, Miss.); Tony Parker (Miller Grove H.S. / Lithonia, Ga.); Chasson Randle (Rock Island H.S. / Rock Island, Ill.); and Adonis Thomas (Melrose H.S. / Cordova, Tenn.), while Michael Gilchrist (St. Patrick H.S. / Somerdale, N.J.), Marquis Teague (Pike H.S. / Indianapolis, Ind.), and Anthony Wroten, Jr. (Garfield H.S. / Seattle, Wash.) top off the roster.

– source USA Basketball



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