USA Basketball’s roster for the World University Games is set — and it has a strong Ohio flavor.
Among those making the final cut announced Saturday were Adreian Payne (Dayton/Michigan State), Aaron White (Strongsville/Iowa) and Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick.
A minicamp with 26 players began last week, and the 12-man roster will train through Monday in Colorado Springs and depart for Russia on July 1. World University Games play begins on July 7.
Other notable names on the roster include Final Four MVP Luke Hancock of Louisville, Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Treveon Graham of VCU and a pair of Indiana Hoosiers, Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell.
Davidson’s Bob McKillop will coach Team USA and is assisted by Michigan’s John Beilein and South Carolina’s Frank Martin.