USC's Harberts And Adams Invited To USA Basketball Team Trials|
May 8, 2013
USC women's basketball players Cassie Harberts and Jordan Adams will both be attending trials for USA Basketball squads. Harberts has been invited to the 2013 USA Women's World University Games Team trials, while Adams will be vying for a spot on the 2013 USA Women's Under-19 World Championship Team. The trials will both be held May 16-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Final rosters for the 12-member teams are expected to be announced May 19.
A 6-foot-2 junior forward, Harberts was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team this past season after averaging 18.0 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. She led the Trojans in points, rebounds, steals, and blocks, and finished third in the Pac-12 in points per game. Harberts was also an All-Pac-12 honorable mention choice in the 2011-12 season after averaging 11.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, and was named to the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team and All-Pac-12 Tournament Team after averaging 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds during her first season at USC. Harberts also broke USC's single-season record with her 207 made free throws in 2012-13. Her 427 career free throws rank 5th on the school's all-time list.
Harberts has competed for USA Basketball before, winning a gold medal as part of the 2010 USA Basketball U18 National Team at the 2010 FIBA Americas Championship.
Adams, a 6-foot-1 shooting guard, has won three gold medals at the FIBA World Championships while competing as a member of the USA Women's U16, U17, and U19 National Teams. She won gold at the FIBA Americas in 2010 as part of the USA Women's U17 squad, and in 2009 as part of the U16 squad.
She was named a McDonald's All-American and WBCA All-American, and was ranked the No. 7 overall recruit in the Class of 2012 after playing at Mater Dei High. As a senior at Mater Dei in 2010-11, she led the team to a 34-1 record and second consecutive No. 1 ranking in the nationwide USA Today Super 25 rankings.
Adams averaged 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in eight games as a freshman at USC this past season. She started seven of those games, but was sidelined in January for the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery.
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