Luke Hancock, Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, made the U.S. team for the World University Games.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.(WDRB) – U of L senior Luke Hancock was named to the final roster for Team USA in the World University Games.
Hancock was joined on the 12-man team by two Indiana University players -- point guard Yogi Ferrell and forward Will Sheehey.
Hancock was on his way to Colorado last week to try out for the team when he found out his father had died after a battle with cancer. His family reportedly encouraged him to complete the trip and try out for the squad.
Hancock was one of 26 players invited to compete for a roster spot at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Training camp continues through Sunday, and the team departs for Russia on Monday. The men's basketball portion of the 2013 World University Games runs from July 7-16 in Kazan, Russia
The Roanoke, Va., native played in all 40 games in 2012-13 and was instrumental in Louisville's third NCAA national title. For the season, Hancock knocked down a team-best 63 3-pointers and totaled 40 steals. In the national championship victory over Michigan, the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player totaled 22 points and two steals, going 5-of-5 from beyond the arc.
Ferrell was named to the Big Ten all-freshman team while Sheehey was selected at the Sixth Man of the Year in the Big Ten.
The American team will be coached by Bob McKillop of Davidson.
Here is the complete roster:
Hancock; Ferrell; Sheehey; Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado; Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati; Treveon Graham, VCU; Tyler Haws, BYU; Cory Jefferson, Baylor; Alex Kirk, New Mexico; Doug McDermott, Creighton; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; and Aaron White of Iowa.