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May 4, 2000

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Forty-five of the country’s top female collegiate basketball players, including Virginia’s Schuye LaRue and Telisha Quarles, have been invited to the 2000 USA Basketball Women’s Summer Development Camp / R. William Jones Cup Team Trials May 17-22 in Colorado Springs, Colo., the USA Basketball Women’s Select Team announced today. The USA Basketball event will combine off-court seminars on topics such as life skills and sportsmanship with practice sessions and a four-team, round-robin tournament that will also serve as trials for the 2000 USA Basketball Women’s R. William Jones Cup Team. The USA squad will compete in the R. William Jones Cup which will be held July 16-20 in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Jones Cup team will be coached by Virginia Tech head mentor Bonnie Henrickson and will be assisted by St. Joseph’s head coach Stephanie Gaitley and Grambling State head coach David Ponton.

The 12-member squad will be announced on May 22 and will train July 3-12 a the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., before departing on July 13 for the Jones Cup competition. The United States, defending Jones Cup gold medalists, has collected eight gold medals, four silver medals and four bronze medals in 18 Jones Cup competitions and holds a 110-22 (83.3%) overall record.

LaRue, who was named the ACC Rookie of the Year this past season, led the Cavaliers in scoring (14.4 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 rpg). Quarles, in her sophomore season, led Virginia in three-point shooting (63-171, 36.8%) and established a new school record for three-point field goals made in a season (63). She averaged 12.4 points per game which ranked third on the team.

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