CHICAGO – Incoming DePaul freshman Romeo Weems is one of 34 players selected to travel to Colorado Springs in June for training camp for the USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team. The 34 attendees will be trimmed to a 12-player roster for the U19 World Cup in Greece that runs from June 29-July 7.
Weems has won two gold medals with USA Basketball in the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup. At the U17 World Cup, he started all seven games and averaged 8.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game to help the USA to a 7-0 record and gold medal in Santa Fe, Argentina. In 2017, Weems averaged 8.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as the USA posted a 5-0 record and gold medal at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Formosa, Argentina.
In 12 games with USA Basketball, Weems has averaged 8.1 points and 7.8 rebounds while shooting .519 (40-77) from the field in 19.7 minutes per game.
Weems concluded his prep career by averaging 27.9 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.2 steals during his senior season at New Haven High School. The Chesterfield, Mich., native was named Michigan's Mr. Basketball and totaled 2,151 career points and a 99-7 record during his four-year high school career.
Joining Weems this summer in DePaul's freshmen class is Chicago native Markese Jacobs and Oscar Lopez from California. The trio is ranked as the No. 25 recruiting class in the nation by ESPN.com. In addition to the nationally-ranked recruiting class newcomers to the roster include transfers Carte'Are Gordon (Saint Louis), Darious Hall (Arkansas) and Charlie Moore (Kansas).