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Syracuse Orange Commit Lydon Named U18 Finalist

On Thursday, the finalists for the USA men’s under 18 team were announced and Syracuse class of 2015 commit Tyler Lydon was named as one of them, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

Lydon, along with 24 other athletes under the age of 18, started training camp on Tuesday at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. and will continue on until June 19th. Of the finalists, 12 will make the final roster that will then compete in the USA hosted FIBA Americas U18 Championship at the facility starting on June 20th.

The 6’8″ forward out of White Plains, N.Y. currently ranks 59th overall on ESPN’s Top 100 for the Class of 2015 and is the tenth ranked power forward. Fellow Syracuse commit and 15th ranked player according to ESPN in that class Malachi Richardson attended the camp but was not named one of the finalists. Shooting guard Isaiah Briscoe, who is ranked 20th overall by ESPN and is considering Syracuse, was also named a finalist.

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