May 4, 2012
WACO, Texas -
Incoming freshman forward Alexis Prince (Orlando, Fla./Edgewater HS) has accepted an invitation from USA Basketball to compete in the USA Women's U18 National Team Trials, which will take place May 19-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. The invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee, chaired by Sue Donohoe, executive director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
A total of 26 players ages 18-and-under (born on or after Jan. 1, 1994) have been invited to take part in this month's USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Trials, which will be used to select the 12-member team that will represent the United States at the eight-team FIBA Americas U18 Championship, scheduled for Aug. 15-19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 2012 USA U18 National Team will be coached by University of Miami head coach Katie Meier, with LSU's Nikki Caldwell and Gonzaga's Kelly Graves serving as assistant coaches.
Prince earned selections as a McDonald's All-American, Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American, Gatorade Florida High School Player of the Year, Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Player of the Year and was a member of the 2012 ESPN Hoopgurlz Eastern All-Star Team. She also was ranked as one of the top 40 players in the nation in the Class of 2012 by Blue Star Basketball (10th), ESPN Hoopgurlz (16th) and All-Star Girls Report (16th). In addition, Prince was named Most Valuable Player of the McDonald's All-American basketball game leading the victorious East team with 15 points and nine rebounds. She connected on 6-of-10 field goal attempts and was 3-for-3 from the 3-point line.
While leading the Edgewater Fighting Eagles to a 28-4 record and the Class 6A state championship this past season, Prince averaged 19.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.6 steals, 3.1 blocks and 2.6 assists per game. She shot 51.7 percent from the field, 37.9 percent from 3-point range and 72.6 percent from the free throw line.
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