Girls High School Basketball

Mountain View’s Slocum invited to Team USA tryout

Point guard Destiny Slocum will compete for a spot on the U.S. national team for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship, Mountain View girls basketball coach Connie Skogrand confirmed Thursday.

Slocum, who will be a senior next year, will fight for one of the final 12 spots on the roster May 14-17 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Skogrand said Team USA invited 20-25 players and most of the invitees finished their senior season this winter.

If Slocum were to make Team USA, she would travel to Spain on July 9-14 for an exhibition tournament ahead of the FIBA U19 World Championship on July 18-26 in Chekhov, Russia.