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Missouri’s Jeremiah Tilmon invited to try out for the USA Men’s U19 World Cup team

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

We’ve spent a lot of words on the Porter brothers, Michael Jr. and Jontay, but Mizzou will have another blue-chip freshman in uniform this winter as well: Jeremiah Tilmon. He’ll be hoping to don a USA jersey soon, too.

Missouri basketball's Jeremiah Tilmon has a chance to play basketball within spitting distance of Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza.

To get there, the incoming freshman will have to outplay at least 16 of the 28 players invited to Colorado Springs for USA Men's U19 World Cup team tryouts June 18-25.

Some more info:

As the 2013 and 2015 FIBA U19 World Champion, the United States will look for a third-consecutive gold medal at the July 1-9 event in Cairo, Egypt. [...]

University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari will lead the USA U19 World Cup Team with the assistance of Tad Boyle from the University of Colorado and Danny Manning from Wake Forest University. Additionally, Sean Hanrahan of Warner University, Dan Muller of Illinois State University, King Rice of Monmouth University and Jeremy Shulman from Eastern Florida State College will serve as court coaches during the training camp.

The 2017 USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team training camp is set to get underway at 5 p.m. (all times local, MDT) on June 18. Following two practice sessions on June 19, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m., and a morning session on June 20, finalists for the USA U19 team are expected to be announced. The selected finalists will remain in Colorado Springs and will train twice a day through June 25. The 12-member team is expected to be announced June 22. [...]

Past USA U19 standouts include: Jalen Brunson (2015 MVP), Vince Carter (1995), Stephen Curry (2007), Terrance Ferguson (2015), Aaron Gordon (2013 MVP), Tim Hardaway Jr. (2011), Montrezl Harrell (2013), Gordon Hayward (2009), Doug McDermott (2011), Jahlil Okafor (2013), Gary Payton (1987), Sam Perkins (1979), J.J. Redick (2003), Marcus Smart (2013), Klay Thompson (2009), Scott Skiles (1983), Deron Williams (2003), Justise Winslow (2013) and James Worthy (1979).

Good luck to him. Colorado Springs is lovely this time of year.

Oh yeah, and just for grins, can I interest you in a Michael Porter Jr. ULTIMATE mixtape?

More Links:

  • Jamie Kempfer: All-American. The sophomore finished ninth in the 10,000m run last night in Eugene. It is her second AA of the season after she finished in the top-30 in the NCAAA Cross Country championships last fall. Nothing today for Mizzou in Eugene, but on Saturday Gabi Jacobs will throw the discus, and Karissa Schweizer will run the 5,000-meter, going for her third national title of the year.
  • Five current and former Mizzou wrestlers will be competing in this weekend’s World Team Trials in Lincoln, looking to land spots in the 2017 World Championships in Paris this August. The list includes one Mr. J’den Cox.
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J’den Cox
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  • Two Mizzou Softball signees — infielder Kendyll Bailey and outfielder Callie Martin — were named Premier Girls Fastpitch All-Americans. There were 47 such honorees. Bailey, from Grain Valley, Mo., is considered a top-15 recruit this year. Meanwhile, as has become custom at this point, Mizzou is losing a pitcher, Parker Conrad, to transfer. Conrad was a sophomore-to-be and former star recruit. That leaves basically three pitchers for next year: Madi Norman, Danielle Baumgartner, and this year’s star recruit, Lauren Rice.