Butler High sophomore basketball player Cierra Burdick (above) has been invited to try out for the 2009 U.S. U16 National Team, May 28-31 at U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
If selected for the team, Burdick, a 6-3 sophomore wing player, will play for her country at the 2009 FIBA Americas Under 16 world championships.
Burdick was a first-team All-Charlotte Observer selection this season and also an all-state pick by the Charlotte Observer.
Burdick is ranked among the top 3 in her class nationally and was scouted in person this season by Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. Burdick averaged 12.8 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 4 bpg and 2.1 spg and led her team, nationally ranked for most of the season, to the West regional finals.
-- Langston Wertz Jr.
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