Pan Am Trials: All Over But The Crying

By David Scott - July 14, 2007


HAVERFORD, Pa. -- After a sluggish final session where the players were showing the effects of three straight days of double sessions, the evaluation proces is now over for Team USA. Selection committee members are currently meeting in a room upstairs from the court and a 9:30 meeting is scheduled at the team hotel to inform the players of the final cuts. (There is still a chance that 14 players will be chosen with two more cuts to come later in the week.)

"I think guys are beat down a bit," said Jay Wright. "But we saw what we needed."

Here's a look at the Hang Time 12-man roster with the first five players listed as our expected starting five. After that list is the list we compiled on Thursday night for comparison's sake. NOTE: The addition of Jon Brockman to our final list is almost solely based on his Saturday performance where he really opened some eyes, including those of Wright:

Drew Neitzel (Michigan State)
Wayne Ellington (UNC)
Joey Dorsey (Memphis)
Roy Hibbert (Georgetown)
DJ White (Indiana)
Eric Maynor (VCU)
Tasmin Mitchell (LSU)
Alonzo Gee (Alabama)
Jon Brockman (Washington)
Mario Chalmers (Kansas)
Shan Foster (Vanderbilt)
Scottie Reynolds (Villanova)

THURSDAY NIGHT LIST (Dropped players in bold)
Roy Hibbert (Georgetown)
Dominic James (Marquette)
Drew Neitzel (Michigan State)
Eric Maynor (VCU)
Wayne Ellington (UNC)
Randal Falker (SIU)
Alonzo Gee (Alabama)
James Gist (Maryland)
DeMarcus Nelson (Duke) INJURED, WITHDRAWN
Joey Dorsey (Memphis)
DJ White (Indiana)
Jerel McNeal (Marquette)

. . . We'll be back as soon as we can confirm the roster but no later than Sunday morning when the team is announced.

Posted by David Scott at 07:25 PM on July 14, 2007
Comments (3)

Comments

You can not make a team like this by doing well for "only" a few days. Lofton has to get minutes for the Pan Am team. He is the best shooter in the country and the coaches know that. So he was off for a couple of days. They all know what he can do.

How did Brandon Costner from NC State play at the trials? Does he have a shot to make the team?

3 post players in the starting 5?

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