Miller makes World University games roster

Sophomore guard Darius Miller makes a three-pointer during the second half of UK’s second round win, 90-60 over Wake Forest in the NCAA tournament at New Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Photo by Britney McIntosh

Darius Miller made the final roster to represent the U.S. in the World University Games, as released Wednesday night.

The team consists of 12 players and will depart for China on Aug. 8.

When I talked to Miller on Sunday after he made the first cut, I asked him where he thought he was in relation to the other 13 players trying out.

“I don’t know,” Miller said. “Hopefully at the top.”

Miller has been training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs since last Friday. To read his thoughts on the experience through the first cut Sunday, click here.

This will be Miller’s second international competition. He was part of the 2009 U-19 U.S. team that won the gold medal. He averaged 5 points per game, taking the second-lowest amount of shots on the team.

The player selections were made by the 2009-12 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Committee. In addition to committee chair Jim Boeheim (head coach, Syracuse University), the committee includes NCAA appointees Lorenzo Romar (head coach, University of Washington), Bruce Weber (head coach, University of Illinois), Roy Williams (head coach, University of North Carolina) and athlete representative Jay Williams.

The full 12-man roster is listed below:

Tim Abromaitis (Notre Dame) listed as 6-foot-8 F/C

Marcus Denmon (Missouri) listed as 6-foot-3 G

Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh) listed as 6-foot-2 G

Draymond Green (Michigan State) listed as 6-foot-7 F

JaMychal Green (Alabama) listed as 6-foot-8 F

Scoop Jardine (Syracuse) listed as 6-foot-2 guard

John Jenkins (Vanderbilt) listed as 6-foot-4 guard

Orlando Johnson (UC Santa Barbara) listed as 6-foot-5 guard

Greg Mangano (Yale) listed as 6-foot-10 C

Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota) listed as 6-foot-8 F/C

Ray McCallum (Detroit Mercy) listed as 6-foot-1 G

Darius Miller (Kentucky) listed as 6-foot-6 G

Two players didn’t make the final cut: UConn’s Shabazz Napier and West Virginia’s Aaric Murray.

Purdue’s Matt Painter is head coach, with Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin and Butler’s Brad Stevens serving as assistants.

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