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Dishin & Swishin: Talking with Coach Walz of the U23 USA Basketball team

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Jeff Walz leads an impressive group of college players into the first four-team U23 tournament in Tokyo, Japan beginning August 12.  

The U23 team is bridge between the popular U18 and U19 teams, and the senior national team.  Players have to be under 23 years old, but also have to have just completed their freshmen, sophomore, or junior years.

Despite the absence of some marquee names like A'ja Wilson, who is injured, and a quartet of UConn players that attended camp but have a European trip instead, the committee has chosen an impressive array of talent from across the country to represent USA basketball.

Coach Walz joins Dishin & Swishin to discuss the purpose of the U23 team, coaching for USA basketball, training camp and having players involved that couldn't play in the tournament, the makeup of the team, and his approach to the tournament.