Colorado SPRINGS, Colo.—University of Pittsburgh incoming freshman James Robinson (Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha Catholic H.S.) is one of 24 athletes invited to take part in the USA Basketball 2012 Men’s U18 National Team Training Camp. The camp will run from June 5-12 at the United States Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Following the first three or four days of training camp, finalists for the team will be selected by the USA Men’s Junior National Team Committee, which is chaired by Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. The official, 12-member National Team will be selected prior to the team’s departure for the 2012 FIBA Americas Under-18 championship, which takes place in Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso, Brazil from June 16-20. Florida’s Billy Donovan will serve as head coach for the squad, while Gonzaga’s Mark Few and VCU’s Shaka Smart are the assistant coaches.
Robinson recently represented Team USA in the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit game held in Portland, Ore. on April 7.
Robinson recently wrapped up a successful high school career at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. where he became the school’s all-time winningest player with 120 career victories. In his four year career, he also guided the Stags to three Washington Catholic Athletic Conference titles, three city championships and two Alhambra Tournament titles.
As a senior, Robinson was named First Team All-MET by the Washington Post after averaging 11.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. He also led DeMatha to a 30-6 overall record, 15-3 WCAC record, No. 1 state ranking and No. 11 national ranking by USA Today.