Two Basketball Signees Selected to USA Global Games Team

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Dallas, Texas - With the goal of securing its first Global Games gold medal, the members of the Global Games Team USA/Texas Selection Committee today announced the members of the 2001 Team USA/Texas squad. Leading this all-star ensemble will be University of Arizona recruit Will Bynum, future University of Kansas star Keith Langford of Fort Worth, former Dallas high school star Isaac Hines of Lamar University and three members of Georgia Tech's stellar recruiting class- Ed Nelson, Isma'il Muhammad and Anthony McHenry.

The team, which will be coached by Houston's Westbury Christian School coach Greg Glenn and Paul Quinn College coach Keith McKinnon, was selected after three grueling days of workouts at the Tom. Landry Center in Dallas, Texas.

The full roster includes: Will Bynum (Arizona University/Chicago, Illinois); Isaac Hines (Lamar University/Dallas, Texas); Bryan Hopkins (Lincoln HS/Dallas, Texas); Lawrence Roberts (Baylor University/Houston, Texas); Keith Langford (University of Kansas/Ft. Worth, Texas); Chey Christie (Clemson/Biloxi, Mississippi); Sharrod Ford (Clemson/Accokeek, Maryland); Ed Nelson (Georgia Tech/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida); Isma'il Muhammad (Georgia Tech/Atlanta, Georgia); Matt Short (Oregon/Yreka, California); Anthony McHenry (Georgia Tech/Birminingham, Alabama); Patrick Simpson (SMU/Denver, Colorado); Marcus Austin (Villanova/Elizabeth, NJ); and Chris Charles (Villanova/Milford, Connecticut). Local prep stars Daniel Horton (Cedar Hill High School/Cedar Hill, Texas) and Kyle Wilson (Jesuit College Pzep/Plano, Texas) will join the roster as alternates.

Several players stood out during the three-day mini-camp that was held at the Dallas Mavericks practice facility, the Tom Landry Center. "I didn't realize how explosive Will Bynum is," marveled Coach McKinnon. "He seems to have an extra gear that most folks can only imagine. I was also very impressed with Sharrod Ford. He is going to make the coaching staff at Clemson very happy". Coach Glenn, who was equally enamored with the team he helped to select, remarked, "While I expected their athleticism to be extraordinary, I was more impressed by the quality of young men we had to choose from. We have a team that all of us can truly be proud of."

The Global Games is an annual international basketball tournament that brings future NBA stars and other top young (22 & under) amateur basketball players from around the world to Dallas. The 2001 Global Games will be played July 22-26 at Southern Methodist University's Moody Coliseum. The medal round games will be played on July 28, at Loos Fieldhouse in North Dallas. This year's field will include the junior national teams from Yugoslavia, Puexto Rico, Lithuania, Germany, Senegal and the United States.

The team will reassemble in Dallas on July 20 to begin final preparations for the tournament. Team USA/Texas will play July 23, at 8 pm against Puerto Rico, July 24th, at 8 pm against Germany, July 25, at 6 pm against Yugoslavia and July 26, at 6 pm against Senegal.

In addition to the regular tournament competition, the Global Games will host two exhibition games for the USA entry in the FIBA World Championship For Young Men title. The USA, team will be conducting their training camp in Dallas from July 22-26, They will play teams from Lithuania and Yugoslavia on the 25 and 26, respectively.

2001 Global Games Schedule

July 22

@ 4:30 pm- Yugoslavia v. Puerto Rico

@ 6:30 pm- Lithuania v. Germany

July 23

@ 4 pm- Lithuania v, Senegal

@ 6 pm- Germany v. Yugoslavia

@ 8 pm- USA/Texas v. Puerto Rico

July 24

@ 4 pm- Lithuania v. Puerto Rico

@ 6 pm- Senegal v. Yugoslavia

@ 8 pm- USA/Texas v. Germany

July 25

@ 4 pm- Puerto Rico v. Senegal

@ 6 pm- Yugoslavia v. USA/Texas

@ 8 pm- Lithuania v. USA

July 26

@ 4 pm- Lithuania v, Germany

@ 6 pm- Senegal v. USA/Texas

@ 8 pm- Yugoslavia v. USA

July 27th

Tour of Dallas

Skills Competition

July 28th

Medal games @ 4,6,& 8

Ticket prices are: $30 for an adult event pass; $10 for an adult daily ticket; $20 for a children (8-15) event pass; and $5 for a children's daily ticket.

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