Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach Paul Hewitt was named as one of the assistant coaches to the Under-18 national team on Thursday.
Hewitt previously helped the U-18 team to a gold medal in 2006.
Oklahoma’s Jeff Capel was named head coach and Buffalo’s Reggie Witherspoon was named as the other assistant by USA Basketball’s board of directors.
The team will compete in the FIBA Americas Championship June 26-30 in San Antonio. The top four finishers will advance to next year’s FIBA U-19 World Championships.
“I had a great experience the last time I did this, back in 2006,” Hewitt said in a statement. “I hope to bring some enthusiasm and support Jeff in how he wants the team to play, whatever he’s teaching the team. Hopefully I can do something to help support him and bring in some ideas that he might find useful.”
Irina Falconi was named the No. 1 seed in the NCAA women’s singles tournament. Falconi is 37-2 this season and has been the top-ranked player throughout