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Duke trio Jones, Winslow, Kennard make USA U18 final cut

The final roster for the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship came out a little earlier than expected. Regardless of the timing of the release of the final 12-man roster, three future Blue Devils made the cut.

Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow will be suiting up for Duke for the 2014-2015 season, whereas Luke Kennard will be on campus for the 2015-2016 season.

The remaining 12 men on the USA U18 team are: small forward Stanley Johnson (2014, Arizona), shooting guard Isaiah Briscoe (2015, undeclared), small forward Jaylen Brown (2015, undeclared), point guard Jalen Brunson (2015, undeclared), power forward Tyler Lydon (2015, Syracuse), power forward Dwayne Morgan (2014, UNLV), shooting guard Allonzo Trier (2015, undeclared), center Myles Turner (2014, Texas) and center Stephen Zimmerman (2015, undeclared).

Duke hasn’t offered scholarships to any of the undeclared athletes that are on the final roster. They did offer a scholarship to Turner, who ended up taking his talents to Texas.

“I’m really excited about the team,” said U18 National Team and Florida head coach Billy Donovan. “As it is every year, it was a really hard selection process because only 12 guys can be on the team. We just tried not necessarily to take the 12 best players, we tried to take the guys that were going to make up the best team.”

The three men who were left off the final roster were: shooting guard Antonio Blakeney (2015, undeclared), power forward Chase Jeter (2015, undeclared) and center Thomas Welsh (2014, UCLA).

Duke has extended a scholarship offer to the Las Vegas, Nev. native Jeter. He also has offers from Arizona, California, UConn, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina, Oregon, Oregon State, UNLV, USC and Vanderbilt.

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski and assistant coaches Jeff Capel and Nate James all paid a visit to Jeter back at the end of March.

The 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship is set to begin on June 20 and run through June 24. The teams being represented in this year’s tournament are: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States and Uruguay.

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