Murphy, LeNoir To Compete At Team USA Trials

May 11, 2005

USC sophomore Eshaya Murphy and freshman Camille LeNoir are among 57 players who accepted invitations to the 2005 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials set for May 19-22 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Invitations to the Trials were issued by the USA Basketball Women's Collegiate Committee, chaired by Sue Donohoe, NCAA vice-president for Division I women's basketball.

Sophomore and 2005 USC leading scorer Brynn Cameron declined an invitation because of a hip injury.

LeNoir finished as USC's second-leading scorer (8.7), was second in assists (3.2) and shot a team-best 74.5% from the foul line. Murphy averaged 8.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in less than 20 minutes per game.

Following the four-day Trials the Collegiate Committee will announce finalists for the 12-member 2005 USA Women's U19 World Championship Team (formerly known as the Junior World Championship Team) and the 12-member USA World University Games Team.

Murphy is among 33 players who, because of age, are only eligible for selection to the USA World University Games Team while LeNoir is eligible for that team as well as the USA U19 team.

The World University Games, held every two years and organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), is a multi-sport competition open to men and women between the ages of 17 and 28 (born between January 1, 1977 and December 31, 1987), who are, or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university. The 2005 World University Games will be held Aug. 11-21 in Imzir, Turkey.

The U19 World Championships are held every four years. Featuring 12 teams, the 2005 FIBA Women's U19 World Championship is scheduled to run July 15-24 in Hammamet and Tunis, Tunisia. To be eligible for the 2005 team, an athlete must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1986 (19-years-old or younger).

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