Missouri basketball player, Morgan Eye, invited to USA Basketball tryouts

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 8:54 p.m. CDT

Missouri sophomore Morgan Eye has been invited by USA Basketball to try out for its World University Games competition squad, a news release from the school announced Wednesday.

Eye is one of 31 student-athletes invited and will attend the tryouts. The final team will consist of 12 members, and training camp will begin on June 25. The USA World University Games team will be coached by Oklahoma's Sherri Coale.

"I'm extremely honored for the opportunity to get to compete among the most elite athletes in the nation," Eye said in the release. "I hope to be able to represent the University of Missouri in the best way."

Tryouts will be held May 16 to 19 in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

"It is a great honor and privilege to be recognized by USA Basketball to receive an invitation to possibly represent our country in the World University Games," Missouri coach Robin Pingeton said in the press release. "We are extremely excited for Mo and the opportunity USA Basketball has presented her. I couldn't be more proud of her. It is a true testament on how hard she has worked."

The World University Games will be played July 8 to 15 in Kazan, Russia. In addition to the United States, the World University games will also feature teams from Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Mongolia, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan and Ukraine.

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