University of Kentucky freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on Wednesday joined a growing list of Wildcats who could be headed to Egypt this summer.
Gilgeous-Alexander was among 22 athletes invited to attend tryouts for Canada’s U-19 national basketball team. The tryouts are scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Mississauga, a city in Ontario, Canada.
The team Canada selects after the tryouts will take part in the FIBA U-19 Basketball World Cup in Cairo, Egypt from July 1-9.
Three Wildcats will try out beginning this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the United States’ U-19 squad coached by Kentucky’s John Calipari. Those three are freshmen Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox and PJ Washington.
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Previously, Kentucky sophomore Tai Wynyard was chosen to play for New Zealand’s team in the World Cup.
Gilgeous-Alexander, a 6-foot-5 guard, signed with the Wildcats last fall. Originally from Canada, Gilgeous-Alexander most recently played for Hamilton Heights (Tenn.), where he averaged 20.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game last season.