Andre Hollins led the Gophers in scoring at 14.6 points per game.
June 5, 2013
Minnesota junior guard Andre Hollins is one of 29 players to receive an invitation by USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee to attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men's World University Games Team training camp June 24-30.
The last Gopher to play for Team USA at the World University Games was Trevor Mbakwe following the 2010-11 season. Former Gopher Vincent Grier also was a member of Team USA at the 2005 World University Games.
The training camp, which will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be used to select the team that will represent the USA at the 2013 World University Games men's basketball competition July 6-17 in Kazan, Russia.
Finalists for the team are expected to be announced on June 27 or 28, and the 12-member roster will be announced prior to the team's departure for Russia on July 1. Team USA will be coached by Davidson College's Bob McKillip and assisted by Michigan's John Beilein and South Carolina's Frank Martin.
Hollins led the Gophers and finished eighth in the Big Ten Conference with an average of 14.6 points per game. The Memphis native was named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the coaches and Third Team All-Big Ten by the media following his sophomore season.
The United States has claimed 19 medals in the World University Games since beginning play in 1965, and has captured a record 13 golds, three silvers and three bronze medals in the 20 World University Games in which a USA Basketball men's squad has competed.
Eighteen players who have represented the USA in the World University Games have gone on to compete in the Olympic Games, including Ray Allen (1995), Stacey Augmon (1989), Charles Barkley (1983), Larry Bird (1977), Bill Bradley (1965), Quinn Buckner (1973), Tom Burleson (1973), Ken Davis (1970), Tim Duncan (1995), Phil Hubbard (1977), Allen Iverson (1995), Mitch Kupchak (1973), Karl Malone (1983), Michael Redd (1999), Mitch Richmond (1987), Michael Silliman (1967), Steve Smith (1989) and Jo Jo White (1967).