Two DeMatha Hoops Stars Make National Team
Recent grads hope to make impact on international stage. Next stop: Brazil!
Both Grant and Robinson graduated this spring, with Grant headed to Syracuse University and Robinson headed to Pittsburgh.
The Two DeMatha stars will recognize some familiar faces from the ranks of their recent opponents. Gonzaga High School junior Nate Britt, a point guard who has committed to North Carolina, is also on the team.
The team will be coached by Billy Donovan from the University of Florida, with help on assistant coach from Mark Few, from Gonzaga University, ad Shaka Smart, from Virginia Commonwealth University.
U18 team trials ran from June 5-11, followed immediately by international play. The team departed yesterday from Colorado Springs for Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso, Brazil to compete in the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, which begins play on June 16.
They will be competing in an eight team tournament against Brazil, Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Argentina, Canada, Colombia and Puerto Rico.
Last year, DeMatha head basketball coach Mike Jones was an assistant coach with the United States U16 basketball team, which went on to win gold in the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Mexico.