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Future Terrapin Sterling Gibbs to compete in Youth Olympic Games

Sterling Gibbs, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) who has committed to play for Maryland beginning in 2011, is one of four players who will represent the United States in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in August, USA Basketball announced Thursday.

K.C. Caudill, a 6-foot-11 center from Brea, Calif., Angelo Chol, a 6-foot-9 forward from San Diego, and L.J. Rose, a 6-foot-2 guard from Houston, will join Gibbs on Team USA. The squad will be guided by Eric Flannery, head coach at St. Edward High in Cleveland.

Gibbs and Rose previously played together on the USA team that won the gold medal at the 2009 under-16 FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina.

The event will be held Aug. 14-26 in Singapore and will include a 3-on-3 men's basketball tournament. Twenty nations will be represented in the tournament. Placed in Group C, Team USA will begin play Aug. 15 against Turkey before facing Israel on Aug. 16. The Americans will conclude pool play with games against Singapore and the Central African Republic.

The games will be played on half of a regular court with one basket, according to the USA Basketball release. Each game will last three, five-minute periods. The first team to tally 33 points or the one that leads at the end of regulation will be declared the winner.

By Steve Yanda  |  June 24, 2010; 12:35 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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