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Isaac Likekele, Cade Cunningham Make USA Basketball U19 Roster for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Likekele and a potential future teammate are headed to Greece.



[USA Basketball]

On Thursday, USA Basketball announced the final roster for its under-19 team that is headed to Greece in search of gold. It includes one Cowboy and another potential Cowboy.

OSU point guard Isaac Likekele, who started all 32 games last season as a true freshman, was one of the 12 who made the final cut and will leave for Greece on June 24 to represent the United States in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Joining him will be five-star guard and OSU’s top 2020 target Cade Cunningham.

Likekele becomes the fourth Cowboy to represent the U.S. at the U19 World Cup, joining Jawun Evans (2015), Marcus Smart (2013) and Matt Clark (1979). All three brought home a gold medal.

While gold is the No. 1 goal for Likekele and his teammates, a continued budding relationship with Cunningham couldn’t hurt OSU in the hunt for the No. 3 player in the 2020 class, according to 247Composite rankings. Cunningham has been tabbed an OSU lean by prognosticators.

USA U19 Roster

Scottie Barnes (University School/West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Cade Cunningham (Montverde Academy, Fla./Arlington, Texas)
Jalen Green (Prolific Prep/Fresno, Calif.)
Tyrese Haliburton (Iowa State/Oshkosh, Wis.)
Kira Lewis Jr. (Alabama/Meridianville, Ala.)
Isaac Likekele (Oklahoma State/Mansfield, Texas)
Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian School/Temecula, Calif.)
Reggie Perry (Mississippi State/Thomasville, Ga.)
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (IMG Academy, FL/Overland Park, Kan.)
Jalen Suggs (Minnehaha Academy/Minneapolis, Minn.)
Trevion Williams (Purdue/Chicago, Ill.)
Ziaire Williams (Notre Dame H.S./Sherman Oaks, Calif.)

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