May 5, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Washington rising senior Quincy Pondexter has been invited by USA Basketball to participate in trials that will select the United States team that will compete at this summer's World University Games.
The trials will take place June 16-18 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Pondexter will compete against approximately 25 of the United State's top players who are between the ages of 17 and 24 (born between 1/1/1985 and 12/31/1991), and are or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university.
Selected finalists for the USA World University Games Team will train June 19-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The World University Games is scheduled for July 1-12 in Belgrade, Serbia. The University of Wisconsin's Bo Ryan will serve as the team's head coach.
Pondexter, a native of Fresno, Calif., was one of two Washington players to start all 35 games last season. He averaged 12.1 points and was second on the team with a 5.9 per game rebounding average.
In his three seasons at Washington, Pondexter owns a 10.9 per game scoring average and has 1,091 career points. Following last season, he earned the team's Industrial Award as the hardest worker and, for the second time, was named the team's Most Improved Player.
Washington ended the season with a 26-9 overall record and won its first-ever Pacific-10 Conference regular-season title with a 14-4 mark. The Huskies advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last six seasons and finished the season ranked 15th nationally.