Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
For the second straight summer, USA Basketball has tabbed Wesleyan product Trey Thompkins for one of its prestigious national teams.
Thompkins, a junior forward at Georgia, was named Thursday to the USA Men's Select Team, a group of 20 college players who will train against the USA Basketball Men's National Team during its training camp July 19-24 in Las Vegas. Washington's Lorenzo Romar and Villanova's Jay Wright will coach the collegians, whose job will be squaring off against NBA players from the national team as they prepare for this summer's World Championships.
Thompkins spent last summer with the American Under-19 World Championship Team, which finished unbeaten to win the two-week tournament in New Zealand. The 6-foot-10, 247-pounder was second on the team with a 10.6 scoring average.
The strong summer transitioned into a exceptional 2009-10 sophomore season at Georgia. Thompkins averaged team highs of 17.7 points and 8.2 rebounds, earning unanimous first-team All-SEC honors.
Thompkins and the other members of the Select team -- which includes Duke's Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith, Florida State's Chris Singleton and Tennessee's Scotty Hopson, among others -- will have a private training session July 19 in Las Vegas. They then train from July 20-23 against the national team at UNLV's Cox Pavilion.