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Aggies Carter invited to USA Basketball Pan-Am trials

Posted at 2:55 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 15:55:44-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M guard Chennedy Carter was one of 36 athletes selected to take part in trials for the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games Women’s Basketball Team.

The trials, which take place May 16-20 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, determine the 12-member rosters for the 2019 U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team. The team members selected compete in a women’s basketball tournament at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru from August 6-10.

Players eligible for the 2019 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 2019-20 school year.

“Our coaching staff is excited about the talent, depth and experience of the invitees for the 2019 Pan American Games team trials,” said Suzy Merchant, who State been chosen to lead the team as the USA head coach. “The roster includes numerous past USA Basketball medalists as well as an impressive group of invitees that boast both individual and team successes nationally and within their respective conferences. We are looking forward to the opportunity to work with all of the participants, USA Basketball staff and committee members to help collectively put together the best team to compete for a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games this summer.”

Carter represented the United States at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship earing a gold medal and at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup earning a silver medal. Carter set a USA Basketball U19 record with 31 points in the Gold Medal Game at the U19 World Cup. Over the 12 games in her international career, Carter averaged 14.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists.

Carter finished the 2018-19 season averaging a Texas A&M school-record 23.3 points per game, good for eighth-best in the nation. She stepped up her average to an NCAA Tournament-leading 30.7 points during the Aggies' run to their eighth Sweet 16 appearance. She added 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

During the season, Carter also set Texas A&M records for consecutive 10-plus point games (39), career 20-plus point games (47), career 30-plus point games (11), sophomore season scoring (676) and fewest games to reach 1,000 career points (45).

Carter's season was highlighted by clutch performances that included a game-winning shot at Auburn (Jan. 24), scoring seven of the Aggies' last nine points to win at then-No. 11 Kentucky (Feb. 28), and assisting the go-ahead basket in the NCAA Second Round against Marquette (Mar. 24). In addition, she was named AP All-America, First-Team All-SEC, SEC Player of the Week twice, and MVP at the Maui Jim Maui Classic.

Carter is trying to become the second Texas A&M women’s basketball player to participate in the Pan American Games. Courtney Williams played for the United States in 2015, starting two games and earning a silver medal.