In a press release, it was announced that Princeton standout and Notre Dame sophomore Jackie Young has accepted an invitation to the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U23 National Team Training Camp.
The camp will take place from July 31 to Aug. 4 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Jackie, who leads Gibson County in career scoring with 3,268 points, will be joined by high school rival and Mount Carmel native and Indiana University star, Tyra Buss.
“We are very excited about the group of players coming out to Colorado Springs for the U23 training camp,” said Jennifer Rizzotti, chair of the USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee and head coach at George Washington University in a press release. “We believe they represent the best players returning to college basketball this coming season. There is depth at every position, and we anticipate a highly competitive camp. It’s important to recognize the young talent that has potential to be in the USA National Team pool in a few years. They will get invaluable experience during those five days and learn from some of the best on what it takes to progress to the highest levels of women’s basketball.”
Young, who in her freshman season at NDU scored 240 points, won’t be the only Notre Dame representative on the team and will be joined by Marina Mabrey, Jessica Shepard and Arike Ogunbowale.
The camp will be led by University of Louisville head coach Jeff Walz. Assistant coaches are Courtney Banghart (Princeton University) and Michelle Clark-Heard (Western Kentucky).