Seven local girls basketball players will try out for the U16 national team this weekend at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
First-team All Metro players Stephanie Jones, Aberdeen; Danielle Edwards, McDonogh; Taylor Murray, Annapolis Area Christian; and Dionna White, Milford Mill, as well as second-team selections Qalea Ismail, Patterson Mill; and Dajah Logan, McDonogh, will head to Colorado for the tryouts that begin Thursday. McDonogh's Jameira Johnson also will try out.
Jones, a freshman forward-guard who led the Eagles to the state Class 3A championship, was among an original pool of 33 players invited to the tryouts while the others earned their spots via open application.
Twelve players will be selected for the U16 team that will compete in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Cancun Jun 19-23.