McCrea Released From World Championship Team
BUFFALO, NY - Despite a strong showing, University at Buffalo forward Javon McCrea was released from the USA Basketball Under 19 World Championship Team on Thursday.
"The selection was harder than I expected," U19 head coach Paul Hewitt said. "The young man we decided not to keep, Javon McCrea, it was really just a numbers situation, he played more than well enough to make the team. We just didn't feel comfortable going over there without three point guards."
McCrea had made the original cut from 21 players to 13 players. The Newark, NY native was the last player cut from the team.
"This experience will benefit Javon in three ways; exposure, competition and instruction," Buffalo head coach Reggie Witherspoon said. "When you add up these three things, it will result in great experience moving forward."