Former NC State men's basketball player C.J. Williams was named to the USA Basketball Men's AmeriCup Team on Monday evening.
The 12-member squad will compete in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017, considered the FIBA Americas zone championship, which will feature 12 nations from North America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
Williams played for the Pack from 2008-12 and scored 779 points in his career. As a senior, Williams averaged 10.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game as the Pack advanced to the Sweet 16 with NCAA Tournament wins over San Diego State and Georgetown.
The USA training camp continues through Aug. 24 at the University of Houston's Guy V. Lewis Development Facility. The USA will also train Aug. 25-27 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and will participate in the AmeriCup Group C preliminary round games Aug. 28-30 in Montevideo.
The United States will open its AmeriCup Group C preliminary play on Aug. 28 facing Panama (3 p.m. EDT), then meet host Uruguay on Aug. 29 (5:30 p.m. EDT) and conclude preliminary play on Aug. 30 against Dominican Republic (3 p.m. EDT).
Argentina, as host, and the top finishing teams from Group A, Group B and Group C will advance to Córdoba, Argentina, to play in the Sept. 2 semifinals and the bronze and gold medal games on Sept. 3