According to reports Sam Dekker was one of 12 players to make the final cut for the United States U18 team that will compete in the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Brazil. The tournament will run June 16-20 in Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso, Brazil.
Coaching the team will be Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan. According to a release from USA Basketball the final roster looks like this:
Nate Britt, II (Gonzaga H.S., D.C./Upper Marlboro, Md./North Carolina signee)
Sam Dekker (Sheboygan Lutheran H.S./Sheboygan, Wis./Wisconsin signee)
Shaq Goodwin (Southwest DeKalb H.S./Decatur, Ga./Memphis signee)
Jerami Grant(DeMatha Catholic/Bowie, Md./Syracuse signee)
Montrezl Harrell(Hargrave Military Academy/Tarboro, N.C./Louisville signee)
Jake Layman(King Phillip Regional H.S./Wrentham, Mass./Maryland signee)
Rodney Purvis (Upper Room Christian/Raleigh, N.C./NC State signee)
Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian Academy/ McKinney, Texas/Uncommitted)
James Robinson (DeMatha Catholic H.S./Mitchellville, Md./Pittsburgh signee)
Marcus Smart (Marcus H.S./Flower Mound, Texas/Oklahoma State signee)
Jarnell Stokes (Memphis, Tenn./Tennessee sophomore)
Rasheed Sulaimon (Strake Jesuit College Prep/Houston, Texas/Duke signee)
Dekker is certainly in some fine company on this team, especially playing with the likes of Sulaimon, Britt, Harrell, and Purvis. We'll be following the action in the tournament, so look for reports as they warrant.