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University of Virginia coach Bennett named U.S. Under-19 assistant

By Web Staff, WDBJ7, news@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jun 23 2013 06:50:51 PM EDT
UVA coach Tony Bennett
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -

Virginia basketball coach Tony Bennett has been selected as an assistant coach on the USA Basketball Under 19 World Championship team.

The team will compete in the Czech Republic from June 27th to July 7th.  Florida's Billy Donovan will be the head coach and VCU's Shaka Smart will be the other assistant.  This marks Bennett's fourth appearance with USA Basketball, and his second time as a coach. He played for the USA team in the 1991 Pan American Games.

USA Basketball has also invited Virginia senior guard Joe Harris to its training camp for the World University Games and sophomore forward Mike Tobey has been invited to tryout for the U19 World Championship Team.