Brylan Phillips gets ready for national tournament

Local 16-U basketball team looks to gain exposure in up coming tournament.

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Former pro basketball player Rodney Walker is taking his 16-U team to Atlanta for the USA Games.

The squad is called "Team Illinois" and is comprised of mainly Central Illinois talent from schools such as Eisenhower, Mt. Zion and Taylorville.

The team will take on thirteen other states in the tournament. 

Walker said that this is a chance to get the players some notoriety in places other than the Midwest. 

The team will head out August 9th.