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Coach Jeff Walz To Lead 2018 USA Basketball Women’s U18 Team

Louisville head coach Jeff Walz has been tabbed as the head coach for the 2018 USA Basketball Women’s U18 team.

Delaware’s Natasha Adair and UCLA’s Cori Close will serve as his assistant coaches.

The trio will lead the team at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. The top four finishing teams earn a qualifying berth into next summer’s 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup.

The dates have yet to be announced for this summer’s contest.

“I am extremely excited to get the opportunity to work with USA Basketball again,” said Walz. “I had an amazing experience last summer in Japan as the head coach of the U23 team, and I have spent time with USA Basketball the past three summers. Working with USA Basketball is something that I have always dreamed of doing, and I look forward to leading the U18 team this summer. USA Basketball possesses impeccable standards and a winning tradition, and it is an honor to once again be entrusted with such an important role.”

 

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Asia Durr Speaks After Day One of Team USA Training Camp

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Louisville junior guard, Asia Durr, completed her first day of practice at the USA Basketball National Team Training Camp.

Durr is just one of five collegiate All-Americans included on the training camp roster. The remaining 25 spots are filled with WNBA players.

Below is a transcript of Durr’s comments after day one:

How did the first practice with the USA National Team go for you?
The first practice has been good. I’m just trying to learn from the greats, from the vets. So, it’s been pretty good. It’s definitely going to be a learning experience for me, so that’s all I’m trying to do is learn.

Have you been picking anyone’s brains for pointers?

I’ve been trying to, yes. Sue Bird has been great as a leader of this camp, so I’m just trying to follow her lead.

How much do you think this will help you going into the season?

I think this is going to help out a whole lot, learning from the greats and I can hopefully take that back to my team.
Durr, along with 29 other players, are training daily at 10 AM PST.

Transcript provided by UofL Athletics.

Breaking: Asia Durr Invited to 2017 USA Women’s National Team Training Camp

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Louisville Guard, Asia Durr, is one of 30 athletes who have accepted an invitation to participate in the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s National Team training camp.
Durr is only one of five collegiate All-Americans to receive an invite. The remaining 25 players will come from the WNBA.

“It means a lot to be able to continue to be a part of USA Basketball,” Durr said. “Every time I’m involved I am honored because I get a chance to represent my country.”
The invite marks Durr’s fourth go-around with USA Basketball.

Most recently, Durr led the U-23 National Team to a 3-0 record at the Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo, Japan. She led the team with 12.7 ppg.

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Coach Walz To Serve As Court Coach For The 2017 USA National Team Training Camp

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Louisville Women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz has been selected to serve as the court coach for the 2017 USA National Team Training Camp.
This marks Coach Walz fourth USA Basketball assignment. Coach Walz previously served as an assistant coach for the gold-medal 2014 USA U18 National Team and the 2015 USA U19 World Championship Team. He most recently served as the head coach for the gold medal winning 2017 USA U23 National Team.

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Asia Durr Makes U-23 Team USA

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Louisville, KY — Asia Durr was one of 12 women named to the inaugural USA Basketball U-23 team.

The USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee selected the 12 woman roster on Friday.

The team, led by Louisville head coach Jeff Walz, will continue training at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs through August 7th. The team will then fly to Toyoko to compete in the U-23 Four Nations Tournament.

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Kelsi Worrell Returns to Louisville Today

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University of Louisville swimming phenom, Kelsi Worrell makes her triumphant return to Louisville today.

Per a press release from the University of Louisville’s Sports Information Office, Worrell’s Southwest flight is scheduled to land in Louisville at 2:50PM.

Several members of the University of Louisville’s Swim & Dive team will be at the gates to congratulate Worrell on her spectacular performance at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

Worrell punched her ticket to Rio after placing first in the 100-meter butterfly. Worrell touched the wall in 56.48 seconds, defeating 2012 Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer, who posted a 57.21. Worrell’s time in the trials is the second fastest time in the world this year and the fifth fastest in history.

This is a call to all of Card Nation… Let’s pack the airport and give Kelsi Worrell a proper welcome home.

Chinanu Onuaku and Team USA go for Gold on Sunday

Photo: Jason King/Bleacher Report

Photo: Jason King/Bleacher Report

Louisville sophomore Chinanu Onuaku has the opportunity to win a gold medal this afternoon. His USA team will play Croatia for the FIBA U19 World Championship today at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

Through 6 games in this tournament, all wins, here are Onuaku’s per game stats:

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