Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 83° Clear
Sports >  NCAA basketball

Gonzaga incoming freshman Chet Holmgren finalist for U.S. U19 team

UPDATED: Mon., June 21, 2021

Chet Holmgren, an incoming freshman at Gonzaga, is one of 17 finalists for the U.S. U19 World Cup team.   (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Chet Holmgren, an incoming freshman at Gonzaga, is one of 17 finalists for the U.S. U19 World Cup team.  (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Gonzaga incoming freshman Chet Holmgren is one of 17 finalists for the U.S. U19 World Cup team, according to a USA Basketball release.

Hunter Sallis, Holmgren’s future Gonzaga teammate, and Washington State rising sophomore Dishon Jackson did not make the final 17.

The 17 players, which includes 10 rising collegiate sophomores and seven incoming freshmen, were chosen from 26 that went through four practices over the past two days at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

The finalists will continue training twice a day until a 12-player roster is selected. The team, coached by TCU’s Jamie Dixon, departs June 28 for Latvia, site of the FIBA U19 World Cup from July 3-11.

The 7-foot Holmgren, the top-ranked recruit in the 2021 class, has won multiple high school player of the year awards. Sallis, a guard from Omaha, Nebraska, was No. 6 in 247sports composite rankings when he committed to Gonzaga in March.

The 6-10 Jackson averaged 7.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in conference games last season to earn Pac-12 All-Freshman honorable mention.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.