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Baylor WBB Quartet Invited to Various USA Basketball Tryouts

 Baylor WBB Quartet Invited to Various USA Basketball Tryouts


Four Baylor women's basketball players have accepted invitations to try out for various USA Basketball Women's teams, the organization announced today.

Juniors Nina Davis and Alexis Jones will attend the 2015 USA Basketball Women's Pan American Games and World University Games Team Trials while incoming freshmen Kalani Brown and Beatrice Mompremier will attend the 2015 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team Trials.

The 2015 USA Basketball Women's Pan American Games and World University Games Team Trials will take place May 14-17 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

All told, 54 athletes will attend the trials which will be used to determine the rosters for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Women's Basketball Team and the 2015 USA Women's World University Games Team. The 12 members of each squad, or finalists for each team, will be announced on the morning of May 17. Invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee.

Jones (5-8, G, Irving, Texas), who redshirted at Baylor last season after transferring from Duke, is no stranger to USA Basketball as she helped USA Basketball earn gold medals at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships, the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships and the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championships. Davis (5-11, F, Memphis, Tenn.), a consensus 2015 All-American, is one of 28 players who will be participating in their first USA Basketball event.

Players eligible for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games and USA World University Games teams must be U.S. citizens who currently are enrolled as full-time college students with remaining eligibility for the 2015-16 school year.  

The University of Iowa's Lisa Bluder will lead the 2015 U.S. Pan American Women's Basketball Team, along with assistant coaches Michelle Clark-Heard of Western Kentucky University and Scott Rueck of Oregon State University.

Northwestern University head coach Joe McKeown will be head coach of the 2015 USA Women's World University Games Team, with assistant coaches Holly Warlick from the University of Tennessee and Tanya Warren from the University of Northern Iowa.

The selected U.S. Pan American Women's Basketball Team players and coaches will return to Colorado on July 3 for the start of training camp and will depart for the competition in Toronto, Canada, on July 8. The 2015 Pan American Games women's basketball competition will take place July 16-20.

The selected USA players and coaches for the 2015 USA World University Games Team will return to Colorado Springs for training camp on June 18-July 2, before departing for the event. The 2015 World University Games women's basketball competition will be held July 4-13 in Gwangju, South Korea.

Brown (6-5, F/C, Slidell, La./Salmen HS) and Mompremier (6-4, C, Miami, Fla./Miami HS) are two of 34 players invited to the trials to select the 12-member USA squad, held May 14-17 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee.

Mompremier was a member of the 2014 USA U18 National Team that captured the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal to secure a berth to this summer's competition, while Brown competed on the 2013 USA U16 National Team that won gold at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship and qualified the U.S. to compete in the 2014 U17 Worlds.

The USA squad, which is on a quest to capture a sixth-consecutive gold medal at the U19 Worlds, will compete in the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship, hosted by Russia from July 18-26 in Chekhov.

The USA team will regroup for training July 1-7 at the USOTC prior to traveling to Alicante, Spain, to compete in a round-robin tournament July 11-13 against U19 national teams from Australia, Canada and Spain prior to arriving in Russia for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship.

Returning USA U19 head coach Dawn Staley (South Carolina) will again be assisted by Kim Barnes Arico of the University of Michigan and Jeff Walz of the University of Louisville.

To view complete USA Basketball releases and rosters, please visit www.usabasketball.com


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