UWM recruit Baldwin Jr. and Badgers' Davis make USA U19 World Cup Team

Patrick Baldwin Jr. (left) credit: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Jonathan Davis (right) credit: University of Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee recruit Patrick Baldwin Jr. and University of Wisconsin sophomore Jonathan Davis have been selected as two of 12 members to represent USA Basketball at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup, the organization announced. 

Baldwin Jr. and Davis were two of 26 players invited to take part at training camp in Fort Worth, Texas, this week, and made the final cut for Team USA’s final 12-man roster.

The team will continue training in Texas on the campus of TCU through Monday, June 28, before traveling to Riga, Latvia for the 2021 FIBA World Cup, which will take place July 3-11.

Davis becomes the latest in a line of recent Badgers to represent USA Basketball. In 2015, Nigel Hayes accepted an invite from USA Basketball for the Pan American Games. In the summer of 2012, Sam Dekker was a member of the USA Basketball U18 national team that defeated Brazil for the gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championship. In 2010, Jon Leuer earned a spot on the USA men's select team that trained against the U.S. men's national team as it prepared for the FIBA World Championships.

Joining Baldwin and Davis on the final Team USA roster are:

  • Kennedy Chandler (Sunrise Christian Academy, Kan./Memphis, Tenn.)
  • Caleb Furst (Blackhawk Christian School/Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  • Chet Holmgren (Minnehaha Academy/Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Harrison Ingram (St. Mark's School/Dallas, Texas)
  • Jaden Ivey (Purdue/South Bend, Ind.)
  • Ryan Kalkbrenner (Creighton/St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Kenneth Lofton Jr. (Louisiana Tech/Port Arthur, Texas)
  • Mike Miles (TCU/Lancaster, Texas)
  • Adam Miller (Louisiana State/Chicago, Ill.)
  • Peyton Watson (Long Beach Poly Tech H.S./Long Beach, Calif)

This year's USA Basketball U19 World Cup men's team is led by USA and TCU head coach Jamie Dixon, who is assisted by Jerod Haase (Stanford) and James Jones (Yale).

Featuring U19 teams from 16 nations, the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup includes in addition to the USA and host Latvia, Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Japan, Lithuania, Mali, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain and Turkey.

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