Frazier accepts USA Basketball invite

FightinGators.com Staff
Posted May 22, 2013


Florida sophomore guard Michael Frazier II has accepted an invitation to USA Basketball’s training camp for the 2013 U19 FIBA World Championships. The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee issued the invitations, and Florida head coach Billy Donovan will coach the team.

Michael Frazier is one of 24 players that will compete for 12 roster spots. The training camp will take place from June 14-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The tournament will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from June 27-July 7.

“It’s an honor to have this opportunity with USA Basketball,” Frazier said. “I’m really looking forward to competing with some of the best players in the country and trying to earn a place on the team.”

The Gators have sent four players to participate in recent FIBA competitions in the last three years. Mike Rosario played for Puerto Rico last offseason. Patric Young played for the USA in 2011 while Will Yeguete suited up for France. In 2010, Brad Beal played for the USA.

Billy Donovan will be coaching the U19 team this summer after coaching the U18 team to a gold medal last year. Donovan will serve as the head coach with his assistants being VCU head coach Shaka Smart and Virginia head coach Tony Bennett.

Frazier was given the invitation after earning SEC All-Freshman Team honors last year as a key bench player for Florida. He averaged 5.6 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting .468 percent from behind the three-point line.

“I’m excited for Michael to be invited,” Donovan said. “USA Basketball is always looking for good outside shooting, and he certainly provides that.”

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