Among the many international events taking place this summer will be the FIBA Women’s U17 World Championship and the FIBA Americas Women’s U18 Championship – both basketball tournaments featuring USA National Teams – and local high schools will play a representative role.
Mansfield Timberview’s Chennedy Carter was selected to the U18 squad that will play in Valdivia, Chile, July 13-17, defending USA’s gold medal from the 2014 FIBA Americas.
“It’s amazing,” Carter said. “I was scared. I was really scared when she said the list. It’s a wonderful feeling. I’m truly blessed to be able to display and represent my country in basketball.”
Carter will join fellow local star Lauren Cox from Flower Mound High School on the U18 National Team.
Madison Williams of Trinity Valley School is among 17 finalists for U17 squad, which will be officially announced Thursday. Williams started among a group of 139 hopefuls to make the team, which will compete in Zaragoza, Spain on June 22-July 2.
TVS head coach Tawanna Flowers said Williams has been updating her daily via text message, and felt the trials were going well.
“She’s what we as coaches call a complete package,” Flowers said. “She’s an awesome kid. She’s a student of the game. She’s every coach’s dream.”