Musa Jallow Fails To Make Final Eighteen Of USA U-18 Basketball Tryouts

Musa Jallow Fails To Make Final Eighteen Of USA U-18 Basketball Tryouts

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Musa Jallow Fails To Make Final Eighteen Of USA U-18 Basketball Tryouts


Ohio State small forward Musa Jallow went to Colorado Springs with high hopes of making the U-18 USA basketball squad, but is not listed among the final eighteen.


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Musa Jallow Fails To Make Final Eighteen Of USA U-18 Basketball Tryouts

The USA U-18 search started with 33 invites, all making their way to Colorado Springs, Colorado to try and make their way onto a squad to compete against the world. Ohio State swingman Musa Jallow was a part of all the fun.

That list has now been narrowed down to eighteen finalists, and the sophomore to be is not included among those still trying to gain a spot on the team according to a release from USA Basketball.

There were high hopes for Jallow’s chances of making the team. After all, he was the only player invited to the camp with college game experience. Most of the invitees were graduating seniors, but because of his reclassification to the 2017 recruiting class, he was supposedly ahead of many of the kids looking to gain a spot on the team, or so it was thought.

That appears to not be the case, and Jallow will now be refocusing his efforts on getting better in the offseason, with a potential of an increased role with Ohio State in 2018. The Buckeyes not only lost the Big Ten Player of the Year in Keita Bates-Diop, but seniors Jae-Sean Tate, Kam Williams, and Andrew Dakich.

There is yet no word on why Jallow did not make the cut, but it’s still a tremendous achievement to be invited in the first place. Jallow is raw, but talented, and hopefully he’ll be able to use this as motivation heading into the next chapter in his basketball career at Ohio State.

 

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