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May 21, 2007

Columbia, S.C. – USA Basketball announced the roster of finalists for its U21 World Championship Team as well as the roster of finalists for its Pan American Games team on Sunday and South Carolina’s Demetress Adams was not included on the list for either squad after competing for a spot in Colorado Springs this past weekend. The selections were made by the USA Basketball Women’s Collegiate Committee, which is chaired by Sue Donohoe, the NCAA’s vice president of Division I women’s basketball.

The USA will look to defend its U21 world title at the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship, held this year June 29-July 8 in Moscow, Russia. The Pan American Games women’s basketball tournament will be held July 20-24 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and will feature eight national teams from FIBA Americas.

A complete look at the list of finalists for the U21 World Championship Team and the Pan American Games Team:

2007 USA Basketball U21 World Championship Team Finalists
Charel Allen, G, Notre Dame
Jolene Anderson, G, Wisconsin
DeWanna Bonner, G, Auburn
Essence Carson, G, Rutgers
Laura Harper, F/C, Maryland
Ashley Houts, G, Georgia
Amy Jaeschke, Northwestern
Crystal Langhorne, C/F, Maryland
Marscilla Packer, G, Ohio State
Courtney Paris, C, Oklahoma
Kia Vaughn, C, Rutgers
Abby Waner, G, Duke
Candice Wiggins, G, Stanford
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, F, Purdue

2007 USA Basketball Pan American Games Team Finalists
Jessica Adair, C/F, George Washington
Matee Ajavon, G, Rutgers
Nicky Anosike, F/C, Tennessee
Jayne Appel, C, Stanford
Marissa Coleman, G/F, Maryland
Krystal Ellis, G, Marquette
Emily Fox, G, Minnesota
Amber Holt, F, Middle Tennessee
Alexis Hornbuckle, G, Tennessee
Charde Houston, F, Connecticut
Tasha Humphrey, F, Georgia
Erlana Larkins, F/C, North Carolina
Angel McCoughtry, F, Louisville
Mel Thomas, G, Connecticut
Candice Wiggins, G, Stanford