Temple sophomore guard Quinton Rose
is one of 28 invitees to the 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team training camp June 18-25 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee. Athletes eligible for this team must be 19 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1998) and U.S. citizens.
As the 2013 and 2015 FIBA U19 World Champion, the United States will look for a third-consecutive gold medal at the July 1-9 event in Cairo, Egypt.
Rose, a native of Rochester, N.Y. (Bishop Kearney), is coming off an impressive freshman campaign that was highlighted by a selection to American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team. A league best four-time Rookie of the Week honoree, the 6-8 guard ranked fourth on the Owls in scoring and became the first Temple freshman to average double figures (10.1 ppg) since Mark Tyndale accomplished the feat during the 2004-05 season.
Ranking fifth in the conference in steals per game, Rose made six thefts in a win at USF (3/5) to tie the Owl mark for steals by a freshman. Rose finished the season with 49 steals (1.53 per game), the most by a Temple freshman since Pepe Sanchez set the record with 86 in 1996-97. Besides ranking second on the team in steals, he also was third in assists (61) and blocked shots (14) and fourth in rebounding (4.1 rpg.).
Also accepting invitations to attend the USA U19 World Cup Team training camp were: Desmond Bane (TCU/Richmond, Ind.); Bol Bol (Mater Dei H.S./Santa Ana, Calif.); Marques Bolden (Duke/DeSoto, Texas); Chaundee Brown (First Academy/Orlando, Fla.); Devon Daniels (NC State/Battle Creek, Mich.); Hamidou Diallo (University of Kentucky/Queens, NY); Carsen Edwards (Purdue/Atascocita, Texas); Malachi Flynn (Washington State/Tacoma, Wash.); Kevin Huerter (Maryland/Clifton Park, N.Y.); Louis King (Hudson Catholic H.S./Columbus, N.J.); Kevin Knox II (Tampa Catholic H.S./Tampa, Fla.); Romeo Langford (New Albany H.S./New Albany, Ind.); Brandon McCoy (Cathedral Catholic H.S/San Diego, Calif.); De'Anthony Melton (Southern California/North Hollywood, Calif.); Charlie Moore (Kansas/Chicago, Ill.); Chuma Okeke (Westlake H.S./Atlanta, Ga.); Josh Okogie (Georgia Tech/Snellville, Ga.); Shamorie Ponds (St. John's/Brooklyn, N.Y.); Payton Pritchard (Oregon/West Linn, Ore.); Immanuel Quickly (John Carroll School/Bel Air, Md.); Cameron Reddish (Westtown School/Norristown, Pa.); Mitchell Robinson (Chalmette H.S./New Orleans, La.); Jeremiah Tilmon II (La Lumiere H.S., Ind./East Saint Louis, Ill.); P.J. Washington (Findlay Prep/Las Vegas, Nev.); Austin Wiley (Auburn/Hoover, Ala.); Kris Wilkes (North Central H.S./Indianapolis, Ind.); and Trae Young (Norman North H.S./Norman, Okla.).
University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari will lead the USA U19 World Cup Team with the assistance of Tad Boyle from the University of Colorado and Danny Manning from Wake Forest University. Additionally, Sean Hanrahan of Warner University, Dan Muller of Illinois State University, King Rice of Monmouth University and Jeremy Shulman from Eastern Florida State College will serve as court coaches during the training camp.
Rose is one of 13 student-athletes that recently completed their freshman season in college with six earning conference honors, including Okogie (ACC), Ponds (Big East) and Rose (American), who were named to their respective all-freshman teams.