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Tyler Haws makes Team USA, heads to Russia for World University Games

The BYU junior made the final cut to represent the United States of America.

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BYU junior Tyler Haws was named to the final roster to represent Team USA in the World University Games on Saturday.

The Team USA coaching staff -- head coach Bob McKillop (Davidson), John Beilein (Michigan), and Frank Martin (South Carolina) -- selected Haws to be on the 12-man roster that will compete in Kazan, Russia in July.

Team USA departs for Russia on July 1 and will practice from July 3-6 before competition begins on July 7.

The World University Games is a multi-sport event held every other year. Competitors must be between the ages of 17-24 and currently (or within the last year) enrolled at a college or university. Team USA men's baskteball has captured gold in 13 of the 20 WUG in which it has participated and carries an overall record of 138-9 into this year's event.

Haws will get his first taste of international competition in preliminary rounds. Team USA's schedule for pool play is as follows (times local Russian, which is apparently +8 hours from EDT):

July 7 - United Arab Emirates, 6:30 p.m.
July 8 - Czech Republic, 1 p.m.
July 10 - Sweden, 9 p.m.
July 11 - Australia, 6:30 p.m.
July 12 - Canada, 1 p.m.

The best two teams of the four pools advance to the medal round beginning on July 14.

Joining Haws are a host of talented college players from across the country:

Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado)
Yogi Ferrell (Indiana)
Treveon Graham (Virginia Commonwealth)
Luke Hancock (Louisville)
Tyler Haws (BYU)
Cory Jefferson (Baylor)
Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati)
Alex Kirk (New Mexico)
Doug McDermott (Creighton)
Adreian Payne (Michigan State)
Will Sheehey (Indiana)
Aaron White (Iowa)