|Highlands alum, Jeff Walz.|
Walz will coach the team this summer in the inaugural 2017 U-23 Four Nations Tournament, played Aug. 12-15 in Tokyo. Players on the team will be U.S. citizens who are freshmen, sophomores or juniors in college.
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"I am beyond thankful for the honor to work with USA Basketball again," Walz said in a statement. "I had amazing experiences the past two summers as an assistant coach. Professionally, it's something I dreamed of doing, and it became a reality. Now, to be asked to be a head coach and work with these student-athletes is incredibly humbling. USA Basketball possesses impeccable standards and a winning tradition, and I am excited for the opportunity and eager to be entrusted with such an important role."
Walz recently capped off his 10th season as head coach at U of L, leading the Cards (29-8) to the NCAA tournament Sweet 16. He is the winningest coach in program history and has orchestrated seven consecutive 20-win seasons, including two national runner-up finishes.