D-I, Here We Come

The United States roster for the Albert Schweitzer Tournament, an international competition for national U18 men’s basketball teams, from April 19-26 in Mannheim, Germany:

Name Ht. Pos. High School Future College

Shavar Newkirk 5-11 G Cardinal Hayes (N.Y.) St. Joseph’s

Austin White 6-0 G St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.) High Point

Connor O’Hearn 6-0 G Hazen (Wash.) Undecided

Kahlil Garnes 6-2 G Livingston (N.J.) Undecided

Mike Williams 6-3 G Bishop Laughlin (N.Y.) Rutgers

Tim Delaney 6-9 F Pitman (N.J.) Villanova

Ethan Happ 6-7 F Rockridge (Ill.) Wisconsin

Brock Miller 6-5 G Brighton (Utah) Boston College*

Elijah Burns 6-8 F Blair Acad. (N.J.) Notre Dame*

Scott Lindsey 6-5 F Fenwick (Ill.) Northwestern

Ross Gerber 6-4 G Cazenovia (N.Y.) Undecided

Kory Kuenstling 6-11 C Dunkerton (Iowa) Drake


Coach: Mike Olson, Kimball Union Academy

Assistants: Chris Leazier, Vermont Technical College; Erik Olson, FSU Academy (Iceland); Joe Mantegna, Blair Academy (N.J.)


The U.S. team’s results at the AST:

Date Opp. Score

p-April 19 Chile W, 92-71

p-April 20 Ukraine W, 90-75

p-April 21 France W, 83-75

w-April 23 Spain W, 69-64

w-April 24 Italy W, 84-76

s-April 25 Serbia W, 74-68

f-April 26 Italy L, 73-86

(p-pool play; w-winners stage; s-semifinal; f-final)


KUA Hoop Coach Sees World

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Meriden — If the United States ever decides to have a serious debate of the value of club versus country, Mike Olson now has evidence to support one side of the argument. When Olson accepted an invitation to coach a United States team in Germany for last week’s Albert Schweitzer Tournament — essentially the unofficial world championship for U18 men’s …