Tech Freshmen to Participate in Global Games

July 13, 2005

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech incoming freshmen basketball players Alade Aminu, D’Andre Bell and Lewis Clinch have been named to the U.S. team that will take part in the sixth annual Global Games, which begins July 24 in Frisco, Texas.

The three Yellow Jacket signees are just the latest in a line of Tech players who have participated in the event during its six=year history, including Chris Bosh (now of the Toronto Raptors) and Jarrett Jack (Portland Trail Blazers).

The tournament annually brings the world’s top male basketball players, ages 21 & under, to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This year’s tournament is being played at the Deja Blue Arena at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Frisco, Texas. The event begins July 24 and culminates with the medal round on July 30. This year’s field includes men’s junior national teams from USA Basketball, Lithuania, Nigeria, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Additionally, it will feature regular Global Games participants Team Africa and the Texas/US Select Team.

Aminu and Clinch both were named to the All-State team in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aminu in class 5A from Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain and Clinch in class 3A from Crisp County High School in Cordele. Aminu averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds as a senior, while Clinch averaged better than 21 points a game. Bell, an all-city selection in Los Angeles, averaged 21.4 points and 14.5 rebounds as a senior at Palisades Charter High School.

Aminu and Clinch have participated in other all-star competitions since the completion of their senior seasons. Clinch played in the Jordan Capital Classic on Apr. 22 in Fairfax, Va., scoring 13 points (6-15 FG) for the U.S. All-Stars. Aminu scored 19 points (7-11 FG) and took 13 rebounds for the U.S. All-Stars in the Charm City Classic Apr. 10 in Towson, Md.

Other alumni of the Global Games include Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer and C.J. Miles of the Utah Jazz, Ike Diogu of the Golden State Warriors, Antoine Wright of the New Jersey Nets, Seattle SuperSonics teammates Luke Ridnour, Nick Collison and Vladimir Radmanovic, Rickey Sanchez of the Denver Nuggets, and Houston Rockets All-Star Yao Ming.

The complete U.S. Select roster:

1. J.P. Prince, 6’6 Arizona pg
2. Kelvin Lewis, North Crowley HS (TX), 6’4 wg
3. Henry Dugat, Baylor 6’0 pg
4. Lewis Clinch, Georgia Tech 6’3 wg/pg
5. Stefon Jackson, UTEP 6’4 wg
6. Marcus Williams, Arizona 6’6 wf
7. D’Andre Bell, Georgia Tech 6’5 wg
8. Gary Flowers, South Kent Prep School 6’8 pf/wf
9. Kevin Rogers, Baylor 6’9 pf
10. Fendi Onobun, Arizona 6’7 pf
11. Jeremy Barr, USC 6’8 pf
12. Alade Aminu, Georgia Tech 6’9 pf/c
13. Kendrick Johnson, 6’10 Georgia c
14. Rashaad Singleton, 6’11 Georgia c

For more information, including rosters, schedule, and tickets, please call 214.467.8277 or visit our website at Globalgamesbasketball.com.

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