Candice Wiggins Earns Spot on USA U19 Squad

June 13, 2005

Colorado Springs, Colo. - All-American Candice Wiggins, who collected a slew of honors in her first year of collegiate basketball as she helped Stanford advance to the Elite Eight, will play for the 2005 USA Women's U19 World Championship Team this summer. One of eight players who were part of last summer's gold medalist USA U19 World Championship Qualifying Team, Wiggins will travel to Budapest, Hungary and Tunis, Tunisia this July for the 2005 FIBA U19 World Championship Tournament.

The 12-woman roster was finalized after the team's 15 finalists finished 4-0 and won gold at the 2005 International Sports Invitational in San Diego, Calif. U19 teams from the United States, Australia, China and Russia all competed in the tournament last week. The USA player and coach selections were made by the USA Basketball Women's Collegiate Committee.

The USA squad will regroup on June 28 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and will train there until July 2. The USA women will train July 3-6 at American University in Washington, D.C. The squad will then continue its travels, and following five additional days of training and two exhibition games (July 9 and 10) against Hungary's U19 Team in Budapest, Hungary, the 2005 USA U19 Team will head to Tunis, Tunisia, for the July 15-24 FIBA U19 World Championship Tournament.

USA U19 World Championship Team Roster:
Jolene Anderson (Wisconsin / Port Wing, Wis.)
Nicky Anosike (Tennessee / Staten Island, N.Y.)
Erika Arriaran (Norco High School / Norco, Calif.)
Essence Carson (Rutgers / Paterson, N.J.)
Marissa Coleman (St. Johns College High School / Cheltenham, Md.)
Crystal Langhorne (Maryland / Willingboro, N.J.)
Erlana Larkins (North Carolina / Riviera Beach, Fla.)
Courtney Paris (Piedmont High School / Piedmont, Calif.)
Abby Waner (Thunder Ridge High School / Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Candice Wiggins (Stanford / Poway, Calif.)
Christina Wirth (Seton Catholic High School / Mesa, Ariz.)
Sharnee' Zoll (Virginia / Philadelphia, Pa.)

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