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guard Justise Winslow named to Team USA roster for FIBA Americas U18 Championship Before he heads off to start his college basketball career at Duke, former St. John's standout Justise Winslow will have a chance to earn a third gold medal playing for Team USA. Winslow was one of 12 players selected for the national team for the upcoming FIBA Americas U18 championships, held in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 20 24. Seven players already have prior Team USA experience, including Winslow, future Duke teammates Tyus Jones and Stanley Johnson, who will play at Arizona. The three each have two gold medals with the national teams. Fellow Texan Myles Turner, a center from Euless Trinity, is also on the roster. The U18 championships will feature eight national teams from North, South and Central America and the nike indoor soccer shoes Caribbean, including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States and Uruguay. The top four teams qualify for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men. Originally known as the FIBA Americas Junior World Championship Qualifier, the tournament was held every four years between 1990 2006. FIBA changed its calendar following the 2006 championship, with the tournament now conducted every other year followed the next summer by the FIBA U19 World Championship. Team USA is 43 2 in the U18/Junior World Championship Qualifiers, winning nike plus gold in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010 and 2012. Winslow won gold at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship and teamed with Johnson and Jones nike roshe women to collect a gold medal at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship. Four players (Johnson, Jones, Turner, Winslow) were members of the 2014 USA Junior National Select Team that defeated a World Select Team 84 73 in the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit this past April.