North's Conner Frankamp to train with USA Basketball
North senior Conner Frankamp, who played with USA Basketball last summer, has been invited to the training camp starting June 15 and lasting through June 17 with twice-daily practices.
Thirty-one players have been been invited and the 12-member team will be chosen on June 17 to train through June 20. The team will train and compete June 22-25, in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. During that time the U.S. will participate in the 2012 Spain U17 International Invitational, featuring U17 teams from Australia, Latvia and host Spain, June 24-25.
The USA Basketball team will open its defense of the FIBA U17 World Championship by playing Australia on June 29, the Czech Republic on June 30, Egypt on July 1 and France on July 3 before closing preliminary play against China on July 4. The top four finishing teams from each group will advance to the medal round with the quarterfinals staged on July 6, the semifinals on July 7 and the finals on July 8.