An Arkansas men’s basketball signee will suit up for Team USA at the 2022 FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Tijuana, Mexico, in June.
Anthony Black, a 6-7 guard from Duncanville, Texas, was one of 13 players selected to compete on the USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team, the program announced Tuesday. Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman congratulated Black on the accomplishment Tuesday afternoon.
Competition is set to begin with group play on June 6 against the Dominican Republic.
Black and two other Razorbacks signees were among 27 players invited to training camp in Houston to compete for roster spots.
Nick Smith Jr., the No. 1 player in the 2022 class, according to 247 Sports, opted not to attend and instead report to Fayetteville over the weekend. Jordan Walsh on Saturday was named one of 17 finalists, but did not make the team.
Kel’el Ware, a former standout at North Little Rock High School and an Oregon signee, also earned a place on the team.
Team USA won gold at the 2018 FIBA U18 Americas Championship and has won gold at nine of 11 FIBA Americas U18 Championships since 1990. The team’s head coach is Colorado’s Tad Boyle, and his assistant coaches are Mike Boynton of Oklahoma State and Leon Rice of Boise State.