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Patterson invited to Team USA U16 national team trials

By Eric Dutkiewicz, 05/15/19, 4:30PM EDT

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Super sophomore Ayanna Patterson could soon be suiting up for Team USA.

The Homestead standout is one of 33 girls invited to the USA Basketball Women’s U16 Team Trials later this month.  More than 120 other girls were accepted to tryout from an application process.

The trials, which run May 23 to 27, will help determine the finalists for the U16 national team. Those finalists will stick around for training camp through May 31. The official 12-member Team USA roster ie expected to be announced May 31.

Ayanna averaged 12.9 points and 7 rebounds per game for the Lady Spartans, who won the Parkview Sports Medicine SAC Holiday Tournament and advanced to the Logansport Regional final. She earned 1st team All-SAC honors. Ayanna plays club basketball for Always100.

In April, Ayanna competed in the USA U18 3x3 National Championship tournament.