Lady Bulldogs’ Barbee, Griffin invited to try out for u19 USA Basketball team

Georgia guards Shacobia Barbee and Tiaria Griffin have been invited to USA Basketball’s Under-19 World Championship Team trials, the Lady Bulldogs announced on Tuesday.

Griffin and Barbee are among 34 players slated to compete for 12 roster spots from May 16-19 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The team will compete in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships in Lithuania from July 18-28. Team USA will assemble on July 1 to train for the tournament.

“I think this is an outstanding opportunity for them and a compliment to the way that they performed this season,” Georgia coach Andy Landers said in a news release. “This should be a very positive experience for them and I’m confident they’ll each represent Georgia basketball very well.”

Barbee, a 5-foot-10 wing, averaged 7.2 points and 6.1 rebounds a game last season as a freshman. She led the Lady Bulldogs in steals with 87 which is the third-highest total by a freshman in program history.

Griffin, a 5-7 guard, started the last 10 games of the season and averaged 7.3 points as a freshman.

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