Minyon Moore Selected For USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team Trials

    May 3, 2017

    Fresh off a fantastic freshman campaign, USC’s Minyon Moore has earned herself an invitation to the USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team Trials. Moore will be one of 33 of the nation’s top 19-and-under players at the trials, which will be held May 18-21 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

    This is the first call-up to the USA Basketball world for Moore, who earned a place on the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team and was a USWBA National Player of the Week selection in her first season at Troy. She stood out as USC’s second leading scorer with 11.7 points per game and led the team in assists (4.0 apg) and steals (1.9 spg). Moore was USC’s first 20-point scorer in the 2016-17 season and went on to issue 15 assists in a single game — second most ever by a Trojan in history and the most since 1982. She also became USC’s first 30-point scorer since 2014 with a 32-point outburst.

    The 33 athletes at the May trials in Colorado Springs are looking to make the final cut for a 12-player roster that will compete at the Women’s U19 World Cup in Italy in July. The USA U19 teams have won six straight gold medals at the event.

    It will be the second trip to Colorado Springs in two months for Moore, who also participated in the USA Women’s 3x3 National Tournament in April alongside fellow Trojans Valerie Higgins, Asiah Jones and Ja’Tavia Tapley. The Trojan foursome reached the quarterfinals of the tourney.

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