Williams Named to U16 USA Basketball National Team


Jonathan "J3" Williams (Southwind) was chosen from a group of 27 finalists to join the U16 USA Basketball National Team this past weekend in Colorado Springs.

The U.S. U16 squad will train through June 17 prior to departing for Cancun, Mexico, to compete in the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.

The tournament, featuring eight U16 national teams from the Americas Zone (North, South and Central America and the Caribbean), will take place June 21-25 and the top three finishing teams will earn a berth to the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.

The 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team, should the U.S. qualify for the U17 Worlds, will be comprised of USA Developmental National Team members, and is scheduled for June 29 - July 12 in Lithuania.