Green, Waters invited to national team tryout

I got a little basketball news that is a couple of days old, but definitely worth sharing. St. Mary’s freshman Gabby Green and Bishop O’Dowd sophomore K.C. Waters are among 35 players from across the country invited to try out for the USA Basketball Under-16 National Team.

The trials will take place May 26-30 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A committee will then select 12 athletes to compete at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Merida, Mexico from June 3-11.

Green, a 6-foot point guard, and Waters, a 6-1 post, both helped their respective high school teams earn North Coast Section titles and reach California Interscholastic Federation state title games.

Seven of the 35 invitees are from California. For a complete list, check out the USA Basketball website.

Stephanie Hammon