Tennessee rising sophomore Bashaara Graves will be on another quest for gold. Graves was selected Sunday to the 12-member USA U19 FIBA World Championship team.
Last August, before Graves put on orange and became SEC Freshman of the Year, she helped Team USA win the FIBA Americas U18 Championship with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the championship game against Brazil. Graves has also won a U16 Americas Championship and FIBA U17 World Championship.
The championships are July 18-28 in Lithuania.
Incoming Tennessee freshman Jordan Reynolds was invited to the trials, but did not make the team.
Former Lady Vol assistant Nikki Caldwell will serve as an assistant on the team.
Meanwhile, Tennessee point guard Ariel Massengale made the 2013 World University Games team July 8-15 in Kazan, Russia.
Massengale is also a three-time USA Basketball gold medalist. She will be joined on the team by two players she faced in this past season’s NCAA tournament — Louisville’s Shoni Schimmel and Oklahoma’s Aaryn Ellenberg.