Missouri women's basketball player invited to USA Basketball tryouts

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 7:52 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Missouri women's basketball team's resident sharpshooter could be bringing her skills to a bigger stage this summer.

Sophomore guard Morgan Eye has been invited to tryouts for USA Basketball, Missouri announced Wednesday. 

Eye is one of 35 collegiate players invited to the camp, and 12 will be chosen to play in the World University Games, which will be played from July 8 to 15 in Kazan, Russia.

Tryouts for the team will take place from May 16 to 19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.  

"We are extremely excited for 'Mo' and the opportunity USA Basketball has presented her," Missouri head coach Robin Pingeton said in a news release. "I couldn't be more proud of her. It is a true testament to how hard she has worked."

Eye set an SEC single-season record for 3-pointers last season with 112. She made 11 of those in a victory over Auburn on Jan. 6, the most ever in an SEC league game. 

Eye averaged 12.2 points a game and hit 41.6 percent of her 3-point shots. 

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