Freshman Named to USA Basketball National Team

Lady Eagles Freshman Named to USA Basketball National Team
Posted on 04/05/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Lady Eagles Freshman Named to USA Basketball National TeamDeSoto High School Lady Eagles Basketball Freshman Center Sa’Myah Smith has been named to the 2019 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championships Roster.

Smith was named Dallas Morning News’ Newcomer of the Year. Smith was also named to the 2019 UIL All-State Tournament Team alongside teammate Kendall  Brown following the Lady Eagles state finals appearance. This season, the 6’3” freshman averaged 9.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 2.5 assists per game.


 Only 48 players in the country are awarded the opportunity many of whom are juniors and seniors from the Class of 2019 and 2020. Smith is the only Class of 2022 freshman named to the roster.

 The 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams established for the 2019 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championships will compete April 13 and 14 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The confirmed teams for the event, which is free and open to the public, feature 19 athletes who have played in past USA 3x3 U18 Nationals and 29 who have taken part in a prior USA Basketball five-on-five trials or training camp. 

 The USA 3x3 U18 Nationals will feature men’s and women’s teams competing for their respective 3x3 U18 national titles. In addition to the lure of a national championship, the event also will serve as the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s and Women’s 3x3 U18 National Team trials, and all competing athletes will be in consideration for selection to the men’s and women’s 2019 USA 3x3 U18 World Cup Teams.

Read more here: https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2019/04/3x3-u18-nc-rosters.aspx