Top two 2015 prospects named to U16 national team

Courtesy of Rob Beuchner

Asia Durr led St. Pius to a state title as a sophomore and now has been named to USA Basketball's U16 national team.

Asia Durr, the No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Terrific 25 for the 2015 class, headlines the 12-player roster announced Monday for the 2013 USA Basketball Women's U16 national team.

Durr, a 5-foot-10 point guard from St. Pius X Catholic (Atlanta, Ga.), will lead the team at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, which will be played June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico.

The team also includes Katie Lou Samuelson of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), the No. 2 prospect in the 2015 class, and DeJanae Boykin, the No. 4 prospect in the class, of Flowers (Springdale, Md.).

Also named to the team were Kalani Brown, Chassity Carter, Lauren Cox, Crystal Dangerfield, Chelsea Dungee, Sabrina Ionescu, Tori McCoy, Taylor Murray and Arike Ogunbowale.

Additionally, Nancy Mulkey was named as an alternate and will train with the team during training camp.

The team was announced after four days of trials at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The trials featured 124 players. While 10 of the 12 team members were invited to trials by the USA Basketball Women's Developmental national team committee, Ionescu and Murray attended trials as applicant athletes.

"The decision was a difficult one, given the quality of players, but the committee feels confident that this team will represent the USA and perform at a very high level," said Carol Callan, USA Basketball Women's national team director.

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