Te’a Cooper led the 6A McEachern Indians to their second state championship in three seasons this past spring while Asia Durr led St. Pius X to their second straight state championship in class 3A. Both represent Georgia on the 12-player USA Basketball Women’s Under 17 National Team roster this summer.
Georgia-behind Cooper and Durr, joined Texas (4) and California (2) as the only states with multiple representation on the roster. Georgia sent 12 players to the trails with 11 competing as Cooper’s teammate Caliya Robinson did not participate due to injury.
Durr, regarded by many recruiting services as one of the top recruits in the country, won a gold medal last year while on the Under 16 team. Cooper, a top 50 recruit by multiple recruiting services, did not make the cut last year for the U16 team and will be making her first national team appearance. Both players will be entering their senior season after national team play.
The team will convene again for training June 12th through June 17th in Colorado Springs, Co before leaving for France to continue training on June 19th and compete in an exhibition tournament June 20th-22nd. USA will play in Pool D when 2014 FIBA World Championship prelim round begins June 28th, the Round of 16 will begin July 2nd with the gold medal game on July 6th in the Czech Republic. The Under 17 team will be seeking its third consecutive world championship.
The complete U17 schedule is here.