A USA Women’s All-Star Basketball team is leaving for China to participate in the Four Nations international basketball tournament. The team, organized and coached by NetScouts Basketball, will play in three cities for a total of nine games against the national teams of China and Lithuania as well as an All-Star team from Canada. The team will play three games in round-robin matches in Weng’an from April 28-30, Tongren from May 2-4 and in Jiahe from May 6-8. The team will depart from LAX on April 24th and return to the United States on May 9th.
The NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars include: Leslie Lopez-Wood, 5’6, PG, (Loyola Marymount), Simone DeCoud, 5’5, PG (UC-Riverside), Brittany Crain, 5’8, SG (UC-Riverside/Luxembourg), Kari Korver, 5’9, SG (UCLA), Ashley Clark, 5’11, SG (Tulsa/Finland), Nicole Kornet, 6’1, SF (UCLA), Kiara Kudron, 6’2, F (Gonzaga), Alisia Jenkins, 6’1, F (South Florida/Spain), Shereen Sutherland, 6’2, C (UC-Irvine) and Rachel Mitchell, 6’7, C (Texas A&M/Romania). The team will be coached by Perry Huang, previously with Santa Cruz of the NBA D-League and assisted by Carl Berman of NetScouts Basketball and D’shara Strange of Montana Tech.
Lopez-Wood averaged double-figures her last three years at LMU and shot in the high 30 percent range on three-pointers. She was All-WCC Honorable Mention for two years.
DeCoud was a four-year starter at PG for UC-Riverside. She was All-Big West Second Team in 2016. This season she averaged 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
Crain was All-Big West Player of the Year in her last two seasons. As a senior she averaged 22.5 points and 5.2 rebounds and shot 40 percent on three-pointers.
In her final year at UCLA, Korver averaged 8.6 points and shot 35 percent from distance. The Bruins made the NCAA Sweet Sixteen the past two seasons.
Clark averaged over 14 points per game in her last three seasons at Tulsa and was named to the All-AAC second and third teams her last two years. In her first professional season she averaged over 17 points and seven rebounds in Finland.
Kornet averaged 7.7 points for UCLA in her senior season after transferring from Oklahoma. She helped lead UCLA to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
In her senior season, Kudron was named to the All-WCC First Team as well as to the WCC All-Tournament team after helping lead Gonzaga to the conference title and an NCAA bid. She averaged 9.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2,9 assists for the season.
Jenkins averaged double–figures in rebounds in her last three years at South Florida and averaged a double-double in her last two. She was named to the All-AAC 2nd team for two seasons. She averaged 10.1 points and 7.5 rebounds in her first professional season in the top league in Spain.
Sutherland averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds in her final season at UC-Irvine. She transferred to Irvine after playing her freshman season at Arizona.
Mitchell was a solid rim-protector at Texas A&M averaging 1.4 blocks per game in her senior season. She played her first professional season in Romania and also played in the African Champions Cup for Mozambique.
NetScouts Basketball organizes and coaches All-Star Men’s and Women’s teams which represent the USA in international basketball competition. This enables highly successful players who have recently completed their eligibility to represent their country, get experience playing international basketball and take part in an amazing cultural experience.
Media inquiries can be directed to Carl Berman at (541) 359-9653. Information on NetScouts Basketball can be obtained on their website. Detailed articles on the tour will be found on the NetScouts Basketball Blog. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list for tour related articles, information and photos.