Maryland incoming freshman Diamond Stone has been invited to attend the 2015 USA Basketball men's U19 World Championship training camp, the organization announced on Tuesday afternoon.
USA Basketball camp will begin on on June 13. Roster finalists are expected to be announced two days later on June 15, then finalized before the team heads to Greece for the tournament and begins play on June 27 against Iran. The tournament runs until July 5.
Stone is one of two players from the class of 2015 signed to join Maryland in the fall, along with junior college point guard Jaylen Brantley. With a host of players returning -- including point guard Melo Trimble, small forward Jake Layman, and now-eligible Robert Carter, Jr. -- and the addition of former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon, Maryland is expected to be among the top teams in the nation when preseason polls are released.
Also included in the camp is Georgetown rising sophomore L.J. Peak.
Peak started and finished his freshman campaign with Georgetown in style. The electric 6-foot-5 swingman scored 23 points on 9 of 9 shooting in his collegiate debut against St. Francis (Brooklyn). In the Hoyas' final game, Peak had 18 points against Utah in the NCAA Tournament.
Starting throughout the season, he finished with averages of 7.9 points and 2.3 rebounds. Expect those numbers to rise as Peak and the other members of Georgetown's sophomore class, including forward Isaac Copeland take on leading roles.
Here is the complete list of camp invitees who are also returning gold medalists:
Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle Catholic H.S./Union, N.J.)
Jalen Brunson(Stevenson H.S./Lincolnshire, Ill.)
Terrance Ferguson (Homeschooled/Flower Mound, Texas)
Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian Academy/Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Josh Jackson (Prolific Prep, Calif./Southfield, Mich.)
Diamond Stone (Dominican H.S./Milwaukee, Wis.)
Caleb Swanigan (Homestead H.S./Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Jayson Tatum (Chaminade College Prep/St. Louis, Mo.)
Allonzo Trier (Findlay Prep, Nev./Seattle, Wash.)
Seventh Woods (Hammond School/Columbia, S.C.).
And the rest of the camp roster:
Tyus Battle (St. Bernard's School/Edison, N.J.)
Justin Bibbs (Virginia Tech/Dayton, Ohio)
Brekkott Chapman (Utah/Roy, Utah)
Vince Edwards (Purdue/Middletown, Ohio)
Jawun Evans (Kimball H.S./Dallas, Texas)
Riley LaChance (Vanderbilt/Brookfield, Wis.)
T.J. Leaf(Foothills Christian H.S./Lakeside, Calif.)
Silas Melson (Gonzaga/Portland, Ore.)
Malik Monk(Bentonville H.S./Lepanto, Ark.)
Chinanu Onauku (Louisville/Lanham, Md.)
Eric Paschall(Villanova/Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.)
L.J. Peak (Georgetown/Gaffney, S.C.)
Malik Pope (San Diego State/Sacramento, Calif.)
Thomas Welsh (UCLA/Redondo Beach, Calif.).