Press release from UofL,
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball’s Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen accepted invitations to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U-23 National Team training camp, the organization announced on Tuesday.
The trials, held July 31 through Aug. 4, are taking place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Athletes eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens who are 23 years old or younger and currently are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in college. Twelve of the 40 invited players will be selected to the inaugural team, and those players will continue training at the USOTC through Aug. 7 before departing for Tokyo, Japan.
The 2017 U-23 Four Nations Tournament, which consists of the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Japan, will be a round-robin tournament played Aug. 12-15 in Tokyo.
In mid-April, Louisville’s Jeff Walz was tabbed to serve as the USA Basketball team’s head coach. The UofL head coach, who enters his 11th season at the helm of the program, served as an assistant with USA Basketball in the summers of 2014 and 2015. He helped both teams capture gold medals, going a combined 12-0 in competition.
A rising junior, Durr put together one of the best offensive performances in recent school history. She broke the program’s single-season record with 119 3-pointers, while extending her school record for consecutive games with a trey to 39 contests. Durr finished the year with 692 points, an average of 19.2 per game – both marks that rank fourth in the school’s annals.
Durr, who became the school’s 28th member of the 1,000-point club, connected on 233 field goals, sixth most in school history. She also led the team in steals with 46.
Nationally, the Douglasville, Ga., native ranks second in 3-point field goals made, fifth in 3-point field goals per game (3.31), 14th in points, 26th in field goals made, 27th in points per game, and 32nd in 3-point field goal percentage.
Durr previously earned two gold medals with USA Basketball, capturing the hardware at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship.
A rising senior, Hines-Allen produced 13.9 points on 49 percent shooting and 9.3 rebounds per game. She tallied 17 double-doubles, tying the school’s single-season record that was set twice by Angel McCoughtry. She collected 61 assists and 33 steals. Her 336 rebounds in 2016-17 are third most in a season in program history.
The Montclair, N.J., native reached 1,000 career points earlier in the season and has risen to ninth on the school’s all-time scoring list (1,482). Currently, she is sixth on the school’s career list in field goals (634) and rebounds (778).
Hines-Allen ranks 12th nationally in double-doubles, 18th in rebounding (336), 41st in rebounds per game, and 56th in field goals made (209).