Sunday, May 31, 2009

Butler's Burdick makes USA U16 National team

Butler's Cierra Burdick will play for her country this summer.

A 6-foot-3 sophomore wing considered one of the top three players in her class nationally, Burdick was named to the 12-person USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team. Thirty four players nationwide were invited for three days of tryouts.

Coached by Wingate's Barbara Nelson, Team USA will play in the 2009 FIBA Americans U16 Championship for women, at a site and date to be announced.

Burdick was the only N.C. player to make the team.

Named to the 2009 USA U16 National Team roster were: Jordan Adams (Mater Dei H.S. / Irvine, Calif.);Cierra Burdick (Butler H.S. / Mathews, N.C.); Justine Hartman (Brea Olinda H.S. / Brea, Calif.); Betnijah Laney (Smyrna H.S. / Clayton, Del.); Ariel Massengale (Bolingbrook H.S. / Bolingbrook, Ill.); Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Mater Dei H.S. / Anaheim, Calif.); Alexia Standish(Colleyville Heritage H.S. / Colleyville, Texas); Breanna Stewart (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S. / North Syracuse, N.Y.); Kiah Stokes (Linn Mar H.S. / Marion, Iowa); Morgan Tuck (Bolingbrook H.S. / Bolingbrook, Ill.); Alexyz Vaioletama (Mater Dei H.S. / Fountain Valley, Calif.); andElizabeth Williams (Princess Anne H.S. / Virginia Beach, Va.).


Anonymous said...

could be a good college recruiting manuever from the Wingate coach, right down the road. Congrats otherwise, if theres a scandal remember i broke it first.


Anonymous said...

She goes to Butler and not South Meck...

Anonymous said...

If you think the Wingate coach has hopes of signing Burdick you are greatly mistaken. This wonderful young lady will be able to pick ANY school in the country to attend.

No need to try and create your own scandal.