Guard Corey Fisher, who is entering his junior year at Villanova, is one of 12 collegiate players named to the U.S. team for the World University Games beginning July 2 in Belgrade, Serbia.
"When I got my name called, it was a dream come true," Fisher, who averaged 10.8 points last season and won the Big East's Sixth Man Award, said on the Villanova athletic department Web site. "All I was thinking about was going out there and playing for the USA, representing my country."
The team, coached by Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, a former star at Chester High School, was selected Thursday following three days of trials at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. It will practice in Colorado Springs through Wednesday, and leave Thursday for Serbia.
Among other players named to the team were Talor Battle of Penn State, Da'Sean Butler of West Virginia and Lazar Hayward of Marquette.