Former Cal Bears Join USA Women's All-Stars in China
June 12, 2013
BERKELEY - Former California Golden Bears Talia Caldwell and Alexis Gray-Lawson will join the NetScouts Basketball USA Women's All-Star team at the "Four Nation's" Tournament in China over the next two weeks.
The "Four Nations" tournament features the Chinese National "B" team, the Australia Rising Opals and the National team of Hungary in addition to the USA. The team, organized and coached by NetScouts Basketball, will play a round-robin format in three cities for a total of nine games. The team will play six games in Jiangxi Province then play three games in Changshu, in Jiangsu Province. From there the team will head to Beijing to play two games against the China U19 National team. The team will return to the United States on July 1st.
The game dates are June 17-19 and June 21-23 in Jiangxi Province, June 25-27 in Changshu and June 29-30 in Beijing.
Joining Caldwell and Gray-Lawson on the NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars are Chelsea Hopkins 5'8, PG (San Diego State/Las Vegas, NV),Taleya Mayberry 5'8, PG (Tulsa/ Tulsa, OK), China Crosby 5'8, PG (Virginia/The Bronx, NY), Tahnee Robinson 5'10, G (Nevada, Israel, Bulgaria/Fort Washakie, WY),Aulani Sinclair 6'1, F (Indiana/Eminence, IN), Sarah Eichler 5'11, F (Green Bay/Grafton, WI), Chelsea Poppens 6'2, F (Iowa State/Aplington, IA), Aishah Sutherland 6'2, F (Kansas, Italy/Perris, CA), Jessica Lawson 6'3, F/C (South Florida, Israel/Edgewood, FL) and Nikki Greene 6'4, C (Penn State, Diboll, TX)
Gray-Lawson averaged 17.8 ppg in her senior season at Cal and finished her career in 2008-09 with the most made three-pointers in Cal history. She was drafted by the Washington Mystics of the WNBA and played two seasons for the Phoenix Mercury. She spent the last two seasons in Israel ranking among the league scoring leaders.
Caldwell was a four-year starter at California, helping the Bears to the Final Four in 2012-13. She averaged 9.1 ppg and 7.5 rpg this year while becoming the third Golden Bear to reach the coveted 1,000-rebound, 1000-point mark. A Pac-12 All-Academic team selection, Caldwell became the first women's basketball player to graduate form the prestigious Haas School or Business.
NetScouts Basketball organizes and coaches All-Star Men's and Women's teams which represent the USA in international basketball competition. This enables highly successful players who have recently completed their eligibility to represent their country, get an experience playing international basketball and provide an amazing cultural experience.
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