Following four days of trials held from May 16-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball announced the 12-member team who will represent the United States in its attempt to capture its fifth-straight gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship to be held July 18-28 in Klaipeda and Panevėžys, Lithuania.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Thirteen prior USA Basketball international gold medalists will compete against 21 more of the nation's top female athletes aged 19-years-old or younger for the right to represent the United States in the 2013 FIBA U19 Women's World Basketball Championships, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.
USA Basketball has invited 33 of the nation's top freshmen and sophomores to participate in the U16 National Team Trials at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 23-27. The elite group will compete for 12 roster spots along with an additional 100 to 125 players who will attend the trials as part of the open application process. The entire trials roster will be announced prior to the star of trials in mid-May.
The team is expected to be announced early on May 27 after several days of workouts and scrimmages.
USA Basketball will conduct open trials for the Women’s U16 National Team, which will be held from May 23 through May 27 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., the organization announced Thursday. The squad selected will compete in the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship where they will vie with teams representing seven other North, Central and South American nations for a berth in next year’s U17 World Championships.
I've been watching Turner since she was an 8th grader and her developement and progression is impressive. She has a college ready frame with superb upper body strength. She has the ability to score with her back to the basket and has a solid faceup game. Can dominate a game both offensively and defensively. - Kelly Kline
2012 Boo Williams Invitational & 2012 Nike Nationals
Cooper is a low-block insider with college-ready frame with an emerging post game;. She is superb in transition, a defensive presence in the key; Her sister, Jourdan is playing at Mt. San Antonio JC, in Californina. - Dan Olson
Won gold with the 2012 USA U18 National Team. Participated in the 2011 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team Trials.
This "big" has a solid frame with good muscular thickness. Her conditioning is excellent for a strongly built low post. She runs well and is a solid finisher around basket, even having some range to just beyond the middle of the key. She will have her pick of high BCS programs in the South. - Bob Corwin
Coates is a big physical post player that reminds me of WNBA great Yolanda Griffith. She is a relentless rebounder and a solid defender getting plenty of blocked shots and tip balls. She has solid footwork and scores in a variety of ways on the low block. - Kelly Kline