Posts Tagged ‘USA Basketball’

Stokes makes the team

June 1, 2009

Kiah Stokes said she felt “timid and shy” during tryouts for the USA Basketball 16-and-under national team.

“I think I could have done more,” said the sophomore from Linn-Mar High School.

Evidently, she did plenty.

Stokes was named Sunday to the 12-girl team that will represent the USA in the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship for Women at a site and time to be announced.

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Stokes invited to Colorado Springs

May 6, 2009
Linn-Mar's Kiah Stokes (41) collects one of her 18 blocks against Cedar Rapids Washington in a January game. Stokes has been invited to try out for the USA Basketball 16-and-under national team. (Gazette photo by Jim Slosiarek)

Linn-Mar's Kiah Stokes (41) collects one of her 18 blocks against Cedar Rapids Washington in a January game. Stokes has been invited to try out for the USA Basketball 16-and-under national team. (Gazette photo by Jim Slosiarek)

MARION — All-state basketball player Kiah Stokes of Linn-Mar has been invited to try out for the USA Basketball 16-and-under girls’ basketball team.

Tryouts will take place at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., in late May.

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Showalter selected to coach national team

April 28, 2009
Mid-Prairie boys' basketball coach Don Showalter, here leading players through drills, has been named the head coach for a USA Basketball 16-and-under national team. (Gazette file photo)

Mid-Prairie boys' basketball coach Don Showalter, here leading players through drills, has been named the head coach for a USA Basketball 16-and-under national team. (Gazette file photo)

Mid-Prairie boys’ basketball coach Don Showalter has been selected head coach for the 2009-10 USA Basketball boys’ 16-and-under boys’ developmental national team.

“As you can imagine, this is a really exciting time for me,” Showalter said. “As a coach, when you reach the highest level of coaching you can reach, which for me is being the national team coach for the high school level, is a tremendous honor.  I’m very excited about it. Working with USA Basketball has been a great experience for me in the past.”

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