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June 13, 2012
Three ACC Recruits Named to USA Basketball U18 National Team
Three incoming ACC freshmen earned roster spots on the prestigious 2012 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team, USA Basketball announced this past week.
Coached by Florida’s Billy Donovan, the 12-member team roster lists Jake Layman (Maryland), Rodney Purvis (NC State) and Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke). The trio will now compete with Team USA at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship on June 16-20 in Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil.
Layman, a 6-7 forward from King Phillip Regional High School in Wrentham, Mass., was named the ESPN Boston “Mr. Basketball” for the state of Massachusetts in 2012 and twice was selected to the state’s “Super Team” in both his junior and senior seasons.
Purvis, a 6-4 combo guard from the Upper Room Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., was named the Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year, a Parade Magazine All-American and a USA Today All-USA third team player in 2012.
Sulaimon, a 6-3 guard out of Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, Texas, was named a Parade Magazine All-American, the Greater Houston Player of the Year and earned All-American honors by MaxPreps in 2012.
The 2012 USA Basketball Roster can be accessed on the following link: www.usabasketball.com/mens/u18/roster.html
ACC leads with six teams ranked in top 25 recruiting classes by ESPN.com
The ACC, with six teams listed in the top 25, including three in the top 11, leads the way in ESPN.com’s 2012 national team recruiting rankings. North Carolina is ranked seventh, followed by NC State (9th), Duke (11th), Maryland (18th), Virginia (20th) and Wake Forest (23rd.)
ESPN.com Rankings: 1-UCLA, 2-Kentucky, 3-Arizona, 4-Texas, 5-Baylor, 6-Providence, 7-North Carolina, 8-Michigan State, 9-NC State, 10-Indiana, 11-Duke, 12-Kansas, 13-UNLV, 14-Michigan, 15-Pittsburgh, 16-Xavier, 17-Syracuse, 18-Maryland, 19-Purdue, 20-Virginia, 21-Houston, 22-Oklahoma State, 23-Wake Forest, 24-Florida, 25-Iowa.
The 2012 ESPN recruiting rankings can be accessed on the following link: http://insider.espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/classrankings?classyear=2012
ACC leads with six teams ranked in top 25 recruiting classes by CBSSports.com
The ACC, with six teams listed in the top 25, including three in the top 10, leads the way in CBSSports.com 2012 national team recruiting rankings. NC State leads the ACC list with a No. 4 ranking, followed by North Carolina (7th), Duke (9th), Maryland (15th), Virginia (18th) and Georgia Tech (19th).
CBSSports.com Rankings: 1-Kentucky, 2-UCLA, 3-Arizona, 4-NC State, 5-Baylor, 6-Indiana, 7-North Carolina, 8-Texas, 9-Duke, 10-Michigan State, 11-Michigan, 12-Providence, 13-UNLV, 14-Syracuse, 15-Maryland, 16-Kansas, 17-Pittsburgh, 18-Virginia, 19-Georgia Tech, 20-St. John’s, 21-Xavier, 22-Houston, 23-Villanova, 24-Colorado, 25-Purdue.
The 2012 CBSSports.com recruiting rankings can be accessed on the following link: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/recruiting/blog/eye-on-college-basketball-recruiting/19338592/kentucky-finishes-atop-recruiting-class-rankings----again