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Tickets are on sale for the 2004 Albert Schweitzer International Youth Basketball Tournament, April 10-17 at the Benjamin Franklin Village Sports Arena in Mannheim, Germany.

Teams of high school-aged boys from 15 nations, including Australia, China, Argentina and defending champ Greece, will take part in the 16-team biennial event. Host nation Germany has entered two teams in this German Basketball Federation-sponsored event, which in the past has showcased such future stars as Magic Johnson and Vince Carter.

Three Division I-bound stars will highlight this year’s U.S. team, coached for the 15th time by Dick McCann.

The U.S. seniors include Villanova-bound Kyle Lowery (20.5 points per game) 6-foot point guard from Cardinal O’Dougherty High School in Philadelphia; 6-10 center David Burgess (18 ppg, 12 rebounds per game) from Woodbridge High School in Irvine, Calif., who’s headed for Brigham Young; and 6-7 power forward Desean White (21.2 ppg), also from Cardinal O’Dougherty and committed to Providence.

Seven other Division I prospects, most of them juniors, complete the stateside contingent of the U.S. team. Filling two slots allotted to DODDS-Europe are 6-9 sophomore Aaron Ellis of Kaiserslautern and 6-3 senior Jonathan Williams of Heidelberg.

The U.S. team will play its games at the BFV Sports Arena. It will play pool-play games against Sweden at 8 p.m. April 10; against Poland at 8 p.m. April 11; and against Italy at 8 p.m. April 12.

Single-elimination, cross-pool play begins April 14, with semifinal games on April 16 and the championship on April 17.

Tickets for the pool and cross-pool rounds are available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the BFV Arena box office and Mannheim Sports Office at $10 for adults and $6 for ages 12 and under.

Tickets for the semifinals and final can be reserved by calling the German Basketball Federation at (+49) (0)2331-106150, or, from April 9 on, the Mannheim Organization Committee Office at (+49) (0)621 718725. Semifinal tickets are $12 or 10 euros for adults, and $8 or 7 euros for youth. Finals tickets are $17 or 14 euros, and $11 or 9 euros.

Bouts on in Stuttgart

The Battle of the Titans boxing card is scheduled for Saturday night at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the first bout scheduled for 7. Admission is $5 for ringside and $3 for general admission.

Call DSN 430-5424 or civilian 0711-680-4512 for details.

Basketball camp

Registration is open for the 16th annual Heidelberg Lions booster club basketball camp for boys who will be in grades seven through 12 during the next school year.

Price for the five sessions of the non-residential camp June 14-18 in Heidelberg, Germany, is $90. Enrollment in the camp, conducted by Brad Shahan and Gerald Jones, is limited to 32.

Four details and a brochure, call Shahan at DSN 370-8154 during school hours or at home at (+49) (0)6202-26152; e-mail Brad_Shahan@eu.odedodea.edu; or write him at CMR 419, Box 1656, APO AE 09102.

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