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Xavier's Chris Mack named a court coach for USA Basketball U18 training camp

You know, because he's a great coach.

Seen here practicing his yelling.
Seen here practicing his yelling.
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Coach Mack has been named a court coach for the USA Basketball men's U18 training camp at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs from June 14-18 and July 11-15. The training camp will be tasked with selecting and preparing a 12-man roster for the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from July 19-23.

This is obviously a great honor for Coach Mack, as he will continue to increase Xavier's visibility among highly talented young basketball players while also being able to trade notes with other highly-regarded coaches. That Coach Mack would be selected for this speaks to how well respected he is among the basketball community.

The roster for the event - which can be found by clicking through the link above and then scrolling down - is a veritable who's who of high-profile high school players, many of whom have been on (or are still on) Xavier's recruiting radar. That can't be a bad thing.

Joining Coach Mack as court coaches will be Jerry Nichols of Southwest Tennessee Community College and Joe Niland from the University of Mobile. The U18 head coach is Texas's Shaka Smart, with whom I trust you are all familiar.