FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas sophomore-to-be Aaliyah Wilson has been invited to the USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team tryouts USA Basketball announced on Wednesday.
Wilson is the second McDonald’s All-American to join team out of high school. She posted her first collegiate career game in double figure scoring with 10 points against Memphis in a road win. She next tallied a career-best 11 points in 18 minutes versus Texas Tech in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge only to improve that with 20 points off the bench at Texas A&M.
The Muskogee, Oklahoma native finished the year averaging 4.8 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game in 26 games. She averaged 15.8 minutes a contest and scored in double figures in five games as a freshman.
Wilson is one of 33 invitees who will attend the trials May 18-21 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. University of Pittsburgh head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio, who led the 2016 USA U18 National Team to gold, will lead the USA U19 World Cup Team and will again be assisted by collegiate head coaches Kamie Ethridge from the University of Northern Colorado and Charlotte Smith from Elon University. Additionally, Georgetown University head coach Natasha Adair and Drake University head coach Jennie Baranczyk will serve as court coaches during the trials.
USA Basketball anticipates announcing the 12-member team on the final morning of the trials (May 21). The selection committee may also select 14-16 finalists who will return to Colorado Springs for training camp with the final cut made at that time.
The USA Women’s U19 team is a six-time defending gold medalist and will look to make it seven in a row July 22-30 at an event in Cividal del Friuli and Udine, Italy.
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