THE FLATS – Amaree Abram, a 6-4 guard who transferred to Georgia Tech from Ole Miss, has been invited to participated in the 2023 USA U19 Men’s National Team Training Camp at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Camp begins June 11 with the 12-member team to be announced before departing for the 2023 FIBA U19 Men’s World Cup, scheduled for June 24-July 2 in Debrecen, Hungary.
A former four-star recruit out of Port Arthur, Texas, Abram has three seasons of eligibility at Tech. The left-handed point guard was called one of the most promising freshman guards in the SEC in 2022-23 with excellent positional size, high-level scoring and passing ability and high intensity on defense.
Abram saw action in all 33 games for Ole Miss during the 2022-23 season, starting in 22 games and averaging 21.0 minutes per contest. He averaged 8.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest, finishing fourth on the team in scoring and second in assists. A nominee for the 2022 McDonald’s All-America game, Abram rated as the No. 98 overall player in the ESPN 100 class of 2022, ranking as the No. 20 point guard in the nation.
Ten athletes recently concluded their college freshman years: Abram, Mark Armstrong, Tobe Awaka, Freddie Dillione, Kylan Boswell, Josh Dix, Ven-Allen Lubin, Jackson Paveletzke and Kel’el Ware. Eric Dailey Jr. also was a member of the Class of 2022 and will attend Oklahoma State next year after he recently completed a postgraduate year at IMG Academy.
The class of 2023 will be represented by Omaha Biliew, Blake Buchanan, Myles Colvin, Marquis ‘Mookie’ Cook, Jeremy Fears Jr., Trentyn Flowers, AJ Johnson, DeShawn Harris-Smith, Milan Momcilovic, Jackson Shelstad, Joseph Tugler and Cody Williams.
The class of 2024 will be represented Ace Bailey, Kanon Catchings, Johnuel ‘Boogie’ Fland, Dylan Harper, Ian Jackson, Tre Johnson, Karter Knox, Tyler McKinley, Liam McNeeley, Asa Newell, Drake Powell, Derik Queen and Cameron Scott.
The United States will square off with Lebanon, Madagascar and Slovenia in pool play.
The U.S. will face off against Lebanon and Madagascar for the first time at a FIBA Men’s U19 World Cup. The U.S. own a 2-0 record against Slovenia at this event.
The United States has won the competition eight times, including three of the last four competitions—in 2015, 2019 and 2021.
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