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KU freshman to try out for USA team

One of Bill Self's incoming freshmen is after a spot on the United States Under-18 squad.

June 11, 2008


Kansas University freshman guard Travis Releford is one of 25 players invited to USA Basketball's Under 18 national team trials July 1-3 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

The 25 athletes will compete for 12 roster spots on the U18 team that will compete at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship July 14-18 in Formosa, Argentina.

Releford averaged 24.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists his senior season at Roeland Park Miege.

Davidson's Bob McKillop is the squad's head coach. He'll be assisted by Virginia Commonwealth's Anthony Grant and Georgetown's John Thompson III.

List of invitees: Releford plus Isaiah Armwood, Kenny Boyton, Dominic Cheek, Drew Gordon, JaMychal Green, Kenny Hall, Matt Humphrey, Ryan Kelly, Sylven Landesberg, Malcom Lee, Darius Miller, Leslie McDonald, Reeves Nelson, Mason Plumlee, Lance Stephenson, Ari Stewart, Dexter Strickland, Hollis Thompson, Terrell Vinson, Kemba Walker, Maalik Wayns, David Wear, Travis Wear and Wesley Witherspoon. For more information go to


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