West Valley's Hebard trying out for Team USA U-17 basketball team

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 19:03 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-News today about local girls basketball standout Ruthy Hebard of West Valley.

Hebard is in Colorado Springs, Colorado for Memorial Day weekend trying out for Team USA's Under-17 girls basketball team. Today she made the first cut.

12 roster spots are up for grabs. The tryouts end on Monday. Over 160 players are trying out for the team.

Team USA will be in the World Championships this summer in Bratislava, Slovakia. USA is in Pool D with China, France and Mali. The World Championships start June 28-Jul 6.

Hebard is coming off a great sophomore year where she earned the Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year honor. She led West Valley to third in the state tournament while averaging 21.6 points, 14 rebounds, three steals, and just under three assists per game for the Wolfpack.

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