EUGENE, Ore. -- Jillian Alleyne has accepted an invitation to the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team Trials which will be held May 16-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Alleyne is one of 34 invitees vying to make the squad. There are 19 collegiate players attending the camp. Jordan Adams (USC) and Lia Galdeira (Washington State) join Alleyne as representatives from the Pac-12 Conference. Invitations to the trials were issued by the USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee.
The team will be coached by Katie Meier of the University of Miami. Assisting her and the U19 squad are collegiate head coaches Nikki Caldwell (LSU) and Kelly Graves (Gonzaga). Additionally, Matt Corkery (American), Bobbie Kelsey (Wisconsin) and Matilda Mossman (Tulsa) will serve as court coaches during the trials.
The USA squad, which is on a quest to capture a fifth-consecutive gold medal at the U19 Worlds, will compete in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, hosted by Lithuania from July 18-28 in Klaipeda and Panevė×ys. The team will regroup for training on July 1 at the USOTC prior to traveling to Europe for the competition.
Alleyne averaged team-highs with 13.0 points, 11.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last year for the Ducks in one of the best seasons by a freshman in school history.
Alleyne grabbed 370 rebounds in 31 games (11.9 rpg) which ranks her second all-time at UO for boards in a single season. Her rebound total was just six shy of the school record held by Bev Smith who tallied 376 rebounds in 32 games (11.8 rpg) during the 1980-81 season.
She finished the year tied for seventh in the nation for rebounding average and was the highest ranked freshman in NCAA Division I women’s basketball. She also ranked 10th nationally in scoring for a freshman.
Alleyne was second in the Pac-12 Conference for rebounding. She was alone at No. 1 in the league rankings for the first 13 weeks of the year before relinquishing the lead to Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike, who finished the year averaging 12.9 rebounds per outing.
The 6-2 forward from Fontana, Calif., was tabbed the Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year by media who cover the league. She was selected to the Pac-12’s All-Freshman Team in separate votes conducted by both the media and the coaches.
Alleyne registered a team-high 12 double-doubles which is a number that ranked tied for third amongst Pac-12 players.
Alleyne scored 38 points and grabbed 27 rebounds against Portland State in just her second game as a collegiate player. She broke both the school and Pac-12 rebounding record in that game, while also matching UO’s school record for points in a single game.
The Pac-12 record was set nearly 20 years ago by UCLA’s Natalie Williams in 1994. The UO record was 34 years old set in 1978. It is also the 24th-highest single-game total in NCAA history (dating back to the 1981-82 season).
Additionally, her 27 rebounds against PSU were the most by a NCAA Division I women’s basketball player in 2012-13.
2013 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team Trials Invitees (listed alphabetically)
Jordan Adams (Southern California / Irvine, Calif.)
Candice Agee (Penn State / Victorville, Calif.)
Jillian Alleyne (Oregon / Fontana, Calif.)
Ameryst Alston (Ohio State / Canton, Ohio)
Shacobia Barbee (Georgia / Mufreesboro, Tenn.)
Amber Campbell (Northwood Academy / Charleston, S.C.)
Oderah Chidom (Bishop O'Dowd H.S. / Oakland, Calif.)
Nia Coffey (Hopkins H.S. / Minneapolis, Minn.)
Kendall Cooper (St. Anthony's H.S. / Carson, Calif.)
Rebekah Dahlman (Braham Area H.S. / Braham, Minn.)
Kaela Davis (Buford H.S. / Suwanee, Ga.)
Amber Deane (Dayton / Lathrup Village, Mich.)
Lia Galdeira (Washington State / Kamuela, Hawai'i)
Bashaara Graves (Tennessee / Clarksville, Tenn.)
Gabby Green (St. Mary's College H.S. / Oakland, Calif.)
Tiaria Griffin (Georgia / Monticello, Miss.)
Linnae Harper (Whitney Young H.S. / Chicago, Ill.)
Moriah Jefferson (Connecticut / Glenn Heights, Texas)
Alexis Jones (Duke / Irving, Texas)
Brittney Martin (Oklahoma State / Syracuse, Utah)
Stephanie Mavunga (Brownsburg H.S. / Indianapolis, Ind.)
Xylina McDaniel (North Carolina / Columbia, S.C.)
Sydney Moss (Florida / Union, Ky.)
Kelsey Plum (La Jolla Country Day / Poway, Calif.)
Jordan Reynolds (Central Catholic H.S. / Portland, Ore.)
Tyler Scaife (Little Rock Hall H.S. / Little Rock, Ark.)
Ieshia Small (Florida State University H.S. / Tallahassee, Fla.)
Breanna Stewart (Connecticut / North Syracuse, N.Y.)
Brittney Sykes (Syracuse / Newark, N.J.)
Morgan Tuck (Connecticut / Bolingbrook, Ill.)
Brianna Turner (Manvel H.S. / Pearland, Texas)
Courtney Walker (Texas A&M / Edmond, Okla.)
Marqu'es Webb (Hoover H.S. / Montgomery, Ala.)
A'ja Wilson (Heathwood Hall H.S / Hopkins, S.C.)
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