I don’t know about you, but when I think America I think of a couple things, beer, apple pie, baseball, grilling out, and fireworks. Well now we can also add basketball. I was not even in school yet when the dream team was dominating, and well ever since then international basketball hasn’t really seemed like a big deal. But now us Kentucky fans will hopefully be rooting For Darius Miller as he has been invited to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games training camp. 22 players have been invited to camp, with five including Darius already having past experience playing for USA in world competitions. Miller actually was a part of a 9-0 19 and under team at the 2009 FIBA U19 world championship. There is only room for twelve players so ten will be sent home. This could be a huge thing for Darius to get extra work and game experience against some of the world’s best. It can only make him better. So I say we all start getting extra patriotic by July 29th when the tryout begins.
Nine different conferences are going to be represented, with six schools from the Big East, four schools from the Big Ten, three from the SEC, two from the Big 12, and the rest a bunch of mid majors. Running the show will be Purdue University’s Matt Painter, with Butler Univeristy’s Brad Stevens and University of Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin as Assistant Coaches.