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SPX Student-Athlete Selected to USA U16 Women's Basketball Team
May 28th, 2013


St. Pius X Catholic High School rising junior Asia Durr has been selected to the 2013 USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team. Durr was among 124 players to take to the court at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO May 23-27 for the team trials. She was one of 12 players to make the squad.

When asked how she felt when she heard her name called as one of the team members Durr said, “When I heard my name the first thing I did was thank God because none of this is possible without him. It was a great feeling because I was very stressed.”

Durr will now return to Colorado Springs in early June to begin practicing for the 2013 Federal International Basketball Association (FIBA) Americas U16 Championship to be held June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico. The United States will open play versus Brazil. USA Basketball women's teams have participated in two prior FIBA Americas U16 Championships, compiling a 10-0 event record and capturing both gold medals.

Durr was the Georgia Sportswriters Association, Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and Atlanta Journal-Constitution AAA girls’ basketball state player of the year. She was also Region 6-AAA player of the year. Durr led the Golden Lions to the Region 6-AAA championship, AAA state championship and a 30-3 record.

According to the USA Basketball web site, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA sponsored international competitions, as well as for some national competitions.

Between 2009-12, USA Basketball men's and women's teams compiled an impressive 264-35 win-loss record in FIBA and FIBA Americas competitions, the Pan American Games, the World University Games, the Nike Hoop Summit and in exhibition games. USA teams are the current men's and women's champions in the Olympics; men's and women's FIBA World Championships; women’s FIBA U19 World Champions; men's and women's FIBA U17 World Champions; and the men's and women's U18 and U16 FIBA Americas Championships.

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