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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

UConn commits Espinoza-Hunter, Gordon heading to U-17 trials


Andra Espinoza-Hunter set to make a run at another national team
UConn Class of 2017 commits Andra Espinoza-Hunter and Lexi Gordon are among 35 players who have accepted invitations to try out for the U.S. U-17 team.

UConn commit Lexi Gordon taking part in U-17 trials
Espinoza-Hunter is one of 12 players who played on the U.S. U-16 team last summer who have accepted invitations to the team trials. Gordon attended the trials through the application process and was among the final cuts.

Once again USA Basketball will be adding players through an application process and is open to players born on Jan. 1, 1999 or later with the complete list of players heading to the trials likely approaching 150.

The team trials will be held from May 26-30 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The finalists for the team will be announced on May 30 and they will remain in Colorado until June 3 when the 12-member team representing the U.S. in the FIBA U17 World Championships being announced.

The FIBA U-17 World Championships will be held from June 22-July 2 in Zaragoza, Spain. UConn rising sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson and former Husky stars Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck were members of previous U-17 teams.

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