Scoop: USA Training Camp


The majority of Tar Heel basketball recruiting targets are in Colorado Springs this weekend for the USA Basketball U17 Training Camp. Inside Carolina is on location, providing comprehensive updates from the gym.

Colorado Springs, Colo.
by Sean Moran
The first session of the 17U USA trials kicked off tonight in Colorado Springs. A plethora of top notch talent from the 2015 and 2016 classes was in attendance vying for a spot on the 12 man roster that will compete in Dubai in August. Lots of UNC targets were in attendance and you can be sure that Roy Williams will be in town tomorrow...
USA Tryouts, Session I

Friday AM
Colorado Springs, Colo.
by Sean Moran
Yesterday, Jayson Tatum was the main story, but today I would have to go with Harry Giles. Giles came alive during the scrimmages. The first scrimmage pitted him against Caleb Swanigan, which was a back and forth match-up. Swanigan had him down low and on a few possessions he just used his shoulder to bump Giles under the basket for a lay-up. By no means did Giles back down as he attacked Swanigan offensively. He used his long arms to throw down a few monster one-handed dunks including one off of a baseline drive...
USA Tryouts, Session II

Friday PM
Colorado Springs, Colo.
by Sean Moran
The first scrimmage started off with Ellenson and Rabb playing on the same team. Rabb looked re-energized but the story was Henry Ellenson. If there was any question about making the team before the third session, that all disappeared quickly. He scored the first basket of the game with a driving lay-up off the tip before the defense got set and never looked back...
USA Tryouts, Session III

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