Wiggins Leads USA Squad Into FIBA U21 World Championship

June 28, 2007

STANFORD, Calif.- Candice Wiggins (San Diego, Calif.) has looked impressive in guiding the 2007 USA Basketball Women's U21 World Championship team through exhibition competition.

In three contests against the France U21 National Team, Wiggins helped lead the USA squad to three double-digit victories. In addition to posting game-high scoring honors twice, Wiggins was the team leader in multiple categories: minutes played (25.0), field goals (12), free throws (11-12, 91.7-percent), steals (10) and scoring (12.3 ppg).

Now Team USA is preparing to defend its world title in this age group, open to athletes 21-years-old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1986), at the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship, which begins tomorrow and runs through July 8 in Moscow, Russia.

The United States was placed in Group B in the 12-nation 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship along with Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Japan and Spain. Group A includes Belgium, Canada, China, Mali, France and Russia.

Team USA opens preliminary round play against Australia.

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