Nikki Blue Invited to USA Basketball Trials

May 6, 2003

UCLA freshman Nikki Blue is one of 60 of the top collegiate players in the nation to have accepted invitations to the May 22-25 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials.

Blue averaged 16.6 points per games last season, fourth-best figure ever by a Bruin freshman, and set a school single game scoring record for UCLA freshmen with 35 points against Washington. The 5-8 guard started all 29 games for the 18-11 Bruins and ranked fifth in the Pac-10 conference in scoring, 18th in rebounding (5.5), sixth in assists (3.55), eighth in assist / turnover ratio (1.08) and second in steals (2.69).

The USA Trials will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO and will be used to select a pair of 12-member 2003 USA Basketball Teams, including the USA World Championships for Young Women and USA Pan American Games squads. The USA Young Women's National Team, which will be comprised of athletes 21-years-old and younger, will compete in the inaugural FIBA World Championship for Young Women in Sibenik, Croatia, July 25-Aug. 3. The Pan American Games action is set to take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 2-9.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Jan 31
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 69 - 63
Friday, Feb 05
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
L, 61 - 65
Sunday, Feb 07
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 73 - 39
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 61
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 63 - 59
Friday, Feb 19
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 77 - 72
Sunday, Feb 21
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 54 - 64
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 53
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 74 - 61
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Arizona
Seattle, WA
W, 72 - 51
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. California
Seattle, WA
W, 73 - 67 (OT)
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Oregon State
Seattle, WA
L, 57 - 69
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
W, 66 - 50
Monday, Mar 21
vs. South Florida
Los Angeles, CA
W, 72 - 67
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Texas
Bridgeport, CT
L, 64 - 72
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