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Romar Named To USA Junior Basketball Committee
Release: 02/28/2013
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Feb. 28, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The USA Basketball Board of Directors has approved USA Basketball's competition committees for the 2013-16 quadrennium, and Washington Coach Lorenzo Romar was among those named to the Men's Junior National Committee.

The committees feature representation from USA Basketball member organizations as well as athlete representatives. They will help identify coaches and players for upcoming national teams.

Romar will join Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim (chairman), Davidson coach Bob McKillop, Purdue coach Matt Painter and former Villanova standout and 2011 Pan American Games Team member Curtis Sumpter on USA Basketball's 2013-16 Men's Junior National Committee. Romar and Boheim each served in the same role from 2009-12.

Romar, who was the 2012 Pac-12 Coach of the Year, has been actively involved in USA Basketball as a coach and athlete for well over a decade.

In 2006, he served as the head coach for the USA under-18 national team that won a gold medal at the FIBA Americas championship.

In 1997, he served as an assistant under Rick Majerus with the USA under-22 national team that competed in the World Championships. In 2003 he was an assistant with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo at the 2003 Pan American Games.

As an athlete, he was a member of the 1978 U.S. Olympic Festival West Team that was 1-3, earning a bronze medal.

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