UConn trio headline U19 World Championship team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — UConn will be well-represented at the U19 World Championship.
Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson all made the team which will compete in Lithuania from July 18-28. The trio just completed their freshman season at Connecticut and helped the Huskies win their eighth national championship in April. Stewart was the NCAA tournament’s most outstanding player.
Stewart, Tuck and Alexis Jones (Duke) all helped the Americans win the U19 title two years ago. They are the first players ever to play on two U19 teams.
Joining them are Candice Agee (Penn State), Bashaara Graves (Tennessee) as well as high schoolers Linnae Harper, Brianna Turner, Nia Coffey, Gabby Green, Kelsey Plum and A’ja Wilson.
The team will be coached by Miami’s Katie Meier. She’ll be assisted by Gonzaga’s Kelly Graves and LSU’s Nikki Caldwell.
The Americans have won the last four U19 titles.