Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Marcus Smart, Julius Randle finalists for U.S. under-18 team
Former Flower Mound Marcus star Marcus Smart and Prestonwood Christian senior-to-be Julius Randle are among 14 finalists chosen for the USA men’s under 18 national team.
The final 12-man roster will be announced before the team’s departure Tuesday for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship starting June 16 in Sao Sebastio do Paraiso, Brazil.
Smart, SportsDay’s 2012 player of the year, is an incoming freshman at Oklahoma State. Randle is the country’s No. 3 recruit in the class of 2013, according to Rivals.com.