Lopez-Wood To Represent USA in China
Women’s Basketball Senior Selected to Represent Her Country
A USA Women’s All-Star Basketball team is leaving for China to participate in the Four Nations international basketball tournament. The team, organized and coached by NetScouts Basketball, will play in three cities for a total of nine games against the national teams of China and Lithuania as well as an All-Star team from Canada. The team will play three games in round-robin matches in Weng’an from April 28-30, Tongren from May 2-4 and in Jiahe from May 6-8. The team will depart from LAX on April 24th and return to the United States on May 9th.
“We are so proud and excited for this incredible opportunity for Leslie,” said LMU Head Coach Charity Elliott. “She’s going to have such a great experience playing with such a talented group of young ladies and we are so proud that she will be representing the US and LMU while pursuing her dream of playing professional basketball. Congratulations Leslie!"
The NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars include: Leslie Lopez-Wood, 5’6, PG, (Loyola Marymount), Simone DeCoud, 5’5, PG (UC-Riverside), Brittany Crain, 5’8, SG (UC-Riverside/Luxembourg), Kari Korver, 5’9, SG (UCLA), Ashley Clark, 5’11, SG (Tulsa/Finland), Nicole Kornet, 6’1, SF (UCLA), Kiara Kudron, 6’2, F (Gonzaga), Alisia Jenkins, 6’1, F (South Florida/Spain), Shereen Sutherland, 6’2, C (UC-Irvine) and Rachel Mitchell, 6’7, C (Texas A&M/Romania). The team will be coached by Perry Huang, previously with Santa Cruz of the NBA D-League and assisted by Carl Berman of NetScouts Basketball and D’shara Strange of Montana Tech.
Lopez-Wood averaged double-figures her last three years at LMU and shot in the high 30 percent range on three-pointers. She was All-WCC Honorable Mention for two years.
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