Butler’s Ethan Morton invited to USA Basketball training camp

Friday, May 4, 2018 | 2:00 AM

Rather than Butler’s blue and gold, Ethan Morton could wear some red, white and blue this summer.

The sophomore star was among 24 high school players invited to a USA Basketball training camp for the U17 World Cup team. The camp is June 15-18 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The roster was announced Wednesday.

From the two dozen players, 12 will be picked to compete June 26-July 8 in the FIBA U17 World Cup in Argentina.

The 6-foot-5 point guard averaged 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists last season for Butler.

Also invited were Eric Dixon (Willow Grove, Pa.); Vernon Carey Jr. (Southwest Ranches, Fla.); Scottie Barnes (West Palm Beach, Fla.); Jalen Green (Fresno, Calif.); R.J. Hampton (Little Elm, Texas); De’Vion Harmon (Corinth, Texas); Zion Harmon (Bowling Green, Ky.); Wendell Moore Jr. (Charlotte, N.C.); Jeremy Roach (Leesburg, Va.); Jalen Suggs (Minneapolis, Minn.); Isaiah Todd (Richmond, Va.); Romeo Weems (New Haven, Mich.); James Wiseman (Nashville, Tenn.); Joshua Christopher (Lakewood, Calif.); Anthony Edwards (Atlanta, Ga.); Jalen Johnson (Sun Prairie, Wis.); Justin Lewis (Baltimore, Md.); Nico Mannion (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Isaac Okoro (Powder Springs, Ga.); Isaiah Stewart (Rochester, N.Y.); and Julian Strawther (Las Vegas, Nev.)l Evan Mobley (Temecula, Calif.) and Jahmius Ramsey (Mansfield, Texas).

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at charlan@tribweb.com or via Twitter @CHarlan_Trib.


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