Monday, June 22, 2009

America's Red, White, and Blue!!!!

Or just call them UConn's Charles, Hayes, and Moore. Today UConn's latest version of the superstar trio of Sr. C Tina Charles, So. SG Tiffany Hayes, and Jr. SF Maya Moore were named to USA Basketball's 2009 World University Games team that will compete in Belgrade, Serbia from July 1-11, 2009. They will be joined by nine other college aged basketball stars from around the country. Hayes is the only freshman (sophomore to be) to make this year's squad. The team will be coached by Arizona State Head Coach Charli Turner Thorne, who returns to the USA sideline after assisting the USA women to a gold medal at the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship. Her assistant coaches will be Michigan State Head Coach Suzy Merchant and Pepperdine Head Coach Julie Rousseau. The U.S. squad will continue training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., through June 25, when the team departs for Belgrade, Serbia.