May 4, 2000
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –
Lady Seminole basketball standout Brooke Wyckoff will head west May 17th to Colorado Springs, Colo., for
the 2000 USA Basketball Women’s Summer Development Camp and R. Williams
Jones Cup Team Trials. The trials, held from May 17-22, will include 45
of the top collegiate women’s basketball players from around the
country, including 15 with prior USA Basketball experience.
A junior from West Chester, Ohio, Wyckoff returns for her third
consecutive summer with USA Basketball. She was a member of the 1998
Women’s Select team and a starter on the 1999 silver medal winning USA
team at the Women’s World University Games. Wyckoff, who missed the
first five games of the season with a broken pinkie, rebounded to
collect 170 rebounds (second only to recent WNBA draftee Latavia
Coleman) and averaged 10.8 points per game. She was named to the All-ACC
3rd Team and All-Defensive Team last season after leading the league in
blocks (34 total, 1.4 per game), finishing 8th in steals (45 total, 1.9
per game) and 9th in rebounds (170 total and 7.1 per game). and holds
the 8th spot in the league in career blocks. Wyckoff tallied double
figures in 12 games last season, including 22 points at Georgia Tech.
Wyckoff joins four other member of the ACC at the camp this
summer: Kaayla Chones and Amy Simpson from NC State and Schuye LaRue and
Telisha Quarles from Virginia. The camp will include off-court seminars
and practice sessions as well as a four-team round robin tournament that
will serve as the trials for the 2000 USA Basketball Women’s R. Williams
Jones Cup Team. The 12-member squad will be announced May 22 and will
train in Colorado Springs, Colo., before heading to Taipei, Taiwan for
the cup competition from July 19-20. This team will then compete in
Honolulu, Hawaii on September 3 in an exhibition game with the U.S.
Women’s Senior National Team before leaving for Australia to continue
preparation for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.