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Auburn Basketball Star Austin Wiley Chosen For U19 USA World Cup Team

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Wiley earned a pretty big honor, today.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Sophomore Austin Wiley earned a big honor today as he was announced as part of Team USA for the U19 FIBA  World Cup. The event takes place in Egypt in early July.

Wiley earned a ton of praise throughout the week during the tryouts  (much of that from Kyle Tucker who was there covering the tryouts) and that continued over to today following his selection.

All of that should sit very well with Auburn Basketball fans as it appears Wiley has significantly improved his body and his play in the offseason. This experience will only add to that as he gets ready for the upcoming season.

Unfortunately, not all the news out of Colorado Springs was good. Signee and incoming freshman Chuma Okeke made the first cut, but didn't advance after suffering a knee injury. Hopefully, the news will be good for Chuma and Auburn once the full extent of his injury is known.

For now, though, we'll just have to try to catch Wiley playing with Team USA in July so that we can get a better idea of just how much he's progressed. It should be a lot of fun and there sure is a lot of potential for the 2017-18 Auburn Basketball Team.