Pitt guard Robinson makes Team USA roster
Lehigh's C.J. McCollum, left, drives against Pitt's James Robinson (0) in the first half of their game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.
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Pitt rising sophomore James Robinson has been selected for the USA Basketball Under-19 National Team, which will play June 27-July 5 in the FIBA -19 World Championship in Prague. The USA will face Ivory Coast in its opening-round game Thursday.
Robinson, a 6-foot-3 point guard, replaces Syracuse's Jerami Grant, who is unable to participate after it was learned that he has been diagnosed with mononucleosis (mono).
The FIBA U19 World Championship will feature 16 national teams from around the world. Team USA was placed into Group D along with China, Ivory Coast and Russia.
Robinson played last summer for gold medal-winning Team USA at the FIBA Americas Under-18 championship in Sao Sebastiao de Paraiso, Brazil. He also represented Team USA in the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore. Other players on the U-19 team include Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart and Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon. Florida's Billy Donovan is head coach while Virginia's Tony Bennett and VCU's Shaka Smart are the assistants.
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