Incoming Duke freshman Joey Baker, who reclassified to join the Blue Devils this coming season and has signed his National Letter of Intent, is one of 32 athletes invited to the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team training camp.
The camp runs May 31-June 2 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is led by USA Basketball Men’s U18 head coach Bill Self of Kansas.
Baker, a 6-foot-7 forward from Trinity Christian School in Fayetteville, N.C., was ranked No. 15 in the ESPN 60 for the 2019 class. Baker had previously committed to Duke for 2019 before reclassifying this month. He will graduate from high school a year early.
Ranked No. 15 in the ESPN 60 for 2019, Baker becomes the fifth five-star prospect in Duke’s 2018 class, joining the top three prospects — R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish — and five-star point guard Tre Jones.
Baker is one of nine training camp participants set to graduate high school in 2018.
Training camp will begin on the evening of May 31, and the athletes will take part in sessions twice each day. Finalists for the team are expected to be announced on June 2.