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Ellenberg Invited to USA U19 World Team Trials
May 05, 2011

May 5, 2011

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma sophomore-to-be Aaryn Ellenberg is among 35 of the nation's top 19-and-under athletes who have accepted invitations to attend the 2011 USA Women's U19 World Championship Team Trials, USA Basketball announced Thursday.

It will be the first USA Basketball experience for Ellenberg, who averaged 16.2 points and set a single-season record with 94 3-pointers in her freshman season with the Sooners. She was All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention and a unanimous vote for the league's all-freshmen team.

Trials will be held May 22-25 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Invitations to the trials were issued by the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee, chaired by Sue Donohoe, NCAA vice president for Division I women's basketball.

"The committee is very excited about the young talent that will be at this year's USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team Trials," said Donohoe. "So many of these athletes already know what it takes to win a gold medal, and that will make the trials so much more competitive and that much harder for the committee to narrow down this group to just one team."

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Only U.S. citizens who are 19 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1992) are eligible for the 2011 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team.

The USA will be led by the University of Hartford's Jennifer Rizzotti, with assistant coaches Sue Semrau of Florida State University and Joi Williams of the University of Central Florida.

The USA U19 World Championship Team training camp will open June 1 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., as part of the ESPN RISE Girls Showcase. The USA will train for four days before facing the Brazil U19 National Team on June 5. The game will be televised on ESPNU and also shown online at ESPN3.com.

Then on July 11-15, the USA U19 squad will reassemble for training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, before the team travels to Chile for its final preparations.

As the winner of the past three U19 World Championships, the USA will look to defend its title at the 2011 U19 Worlds, hosted by Chile from July 21-31 in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas. The USA has been drawn into Group B for preliminary round play and will tip-off against Japan on July 21 (11:30 a.m. CT), face Russia on July 22 (11:30 a.m.) and close the first round against Argentina on July 23 (2:30 p.m.) The second round will be played July 25-27, quarterfinals are slated for July 29, semifinals will be held on July 30 and finals are scheduled for July 31.

Current collegiate athletes invited to participate in the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team Trials are eligible and may also be considered for the 2011 USA World University Games Team. Trials for both teams will take place in staggered sessions May 22-25. The 2011 World University Games women's basketball competition is scheduled for Aug. 14-21 in Shenzhen, China.

2011 USA U19 World Team Trials Invitees
Name
POS
HT
WT
YOG
School Hometwon
Jordan Adams
G
6-1
165
2012
Mater Dei H.S. Irvine, CA
Cierra Burdick
F
6-2
160
2011
Butler H.S. Matthews, NC
Briyona Canty
G
5-8
150
2011
Trenton Catholic Academy Willingboro, NJ
Andraya Carter
G
5-9
145
2012
Buford H.S. Flowery Branch, GA
Diamond DeShields
F
6-1
155
2013
Norcross H.S. Norcross, GA
Stefanie Dolson
C
6-5
210
2014
Connecticut Port Jervis, NY
Aaryn Ellenberg
G
5-7
122
2014
Oklahoma Las Vegas, NV
Chassidy Fussell
G
5-10
162
2014
Texas Troy, TN
Karla Gilbert
C
6-5
---
2014
Texas A&M College Station, TX
Bashaara Graves
F
6-2
185
2012
Clarksville H.S. Clarksville, TN
Bria Hartley
G
5-10
142
2014
Connecticut North Babylon, NY
Justine Hartman
F
6-2
185
2011
Brea Olinda H.S Brea, CA
Kaneisha Horn
F
6-1
180
2014
Alabama Birmingham, AL
Malina Howard
F/C
6-4
205
2012
Twinsburg H.S. Twinsburg, OH
Moriah Jefferson
G
5-7
122
2012
Home Schooled Glenn Heights, TX
Alexis Jones
G
5-9
145
2012
Irving MacArthur H.S. Irving, TX
Betnijah Laney
G/F
6-0
160
2011
Smyrna H.S. Clayton, DE
Allyson Malott
F
6-3
170
2011
Madison H.S. Middletown, OH
Tyaunna Marshall
G
5-9
---
2014
Georgia Tech Upper Marlboro, MD
Ariel Massengale
G
5-6
149
2011
Bolingbrook H.S. Bolingbrook, IL
Khaalidah Miller
G
5-9
158
2014
Georgia Atlanta, GA
Kaleena Mosqueda- Lewis
F
6-0
165
2011
Mater Dei H.S. Anaheim, CA
Cassie Peoples
G
5-6
145
2011
Cy-Fair H.S. Houston, TX
Theresa Plaisance
C
6-5
180
2014
LSU Marrero, LA
Shoni Schimmel
G
5-10
152
2014
Louisville Mission, OR
Meighan Simmons
G
5-9
122
2014
Tennessee Cibolo, TX
Odyssey Sims
G
5-9
157
2014
Baylor Irving, TX
Bria Smith
G
5-10
147
2011
Christ the King H.S. Massapequa, NY
Imani Stafford
F/C
6-7
185
2012
Winward H.S. Los Angeles, CA
Breanna Stewart
F/C
6-3
170
2012
Cicero-North Syracuse H.S. North Syracuse, NY
Kiah Stokes
F
6-3
180
2011
Linn-Mar H.S. Marion, IA
Alyssa Thomas
F
6-2
170
2014
Maryland Harrisburg, PA
Morgan Tuck
F
6-2
190
2012
Bolingbrook H.S. Bolingbrook, IL
Alexyz Vaioletama
F
6-1
175
2011
Mater Dei H.S. Fountain Valley, CA
Elizabeth Williams
C
6-3
188
2011
Princess Anne H.S. Virginia Beach, VA

 

 

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