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Darius Miller heads to Colorado for USA Basketball tryouts

Darius Miller

- photo by Walter Cornett |

 senior Darius Miller is one of 21 of the nation's top college athletes who are set to arrive in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 29, for the start of the 2011 USA Basketball Men's World University Games Team training camp.  The training camp, which will be held July 29-Aug. 7 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC), will be used to select the 12-member team that will represent the USA at the 2011 World University Games men's basketball competition Aug. 13-22 in Shenzhen, China. 


The USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee, chaired by Jim Boeheim (head coach, Syracuse), is expected to announce finalists for the 2011 USA World University Games Team on July 31. Training camp will continue July 31-Aug. 7 at the USOTC, and the official roster will be announced prior to the team's departure for China on Aug. 8. 


USA Basketball also announced it has added guards Ray McCallum (Detroit Mercy/Beverly Hills, Mich.) and Shabazz Napier (Connecticut/Randolph, Mass.) to the training camp roster, while Tu Holloway (Xavier/Hempstead, N.Y.), Alex Oriakhi (Connecticut/Lowell, Mass.) and Jordan Taylor (Wisconsin/Bloomington, Minn.) have withdrawn from participating in training camp. Along with McCallum and Napier, also participating in the 2011 USA Basketball Men's World University Games Team Training Camp are: Tim Abromaitis (Notre Dame/Unionville, Conn.); Bradford Burgess (VCU/Midlothian, Va.); Marcus Denmon (Missouri/Kansas City, Mo.); Kim English (Missouri/Baltimore, Md.); Yancy Gates (Cincinnati/ Cincinnati, Ohio); Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh/Scotch Plains, N.J.); Draymond Green (Michigan State/Saginaw, Mich.);JaMychal Green (Alabama/Montgomery, Ala.); Jardine (Syracuse/Philadelphia, Pa.); John Jenkins(Vanderbilt/Hendersonville, Tenn.); Orlando Johnson (UC Santa Barbara/Seaside, Calif.); Greg Mangano (Yale/Orange, Conn.); Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota/St. Paul, Minn.); C.J. McCollum (Lehigh/ Canton, Ohio); Khris Middleton (Texas A&M/North Charleston, S.C.); Darius Miller (Kentucky/Maysville, Ky.); Tony Mitchell (Alabama/Swainsboro, Ga.); Aaric Murray (West Virginia/Philadelphia, Pa.); and John Shurna (Northwestern/Glen Ellyn, Ill.).

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