Incoming Stanford freshman headed to women's U18 trials


Stanford incoming freshman Nadia Fingall was one of 27 athletes named to the 2016 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Trials roster that will take place May 28-30 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Trials will be utilized to select the 12-member roster for the 2016 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team. The USA will look to defend its 2014 U18 gold at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship July 13-17 in Valdivia, Chile.

The top four finishing teams will earn a qualifying berth in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship. The USA was placed in preliminary round Group A with Brazil, Guatemala and Venezuela. Group B features Canada, host Chile, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Fingall (Navarre, Fla./Choctawhatchee) is part of Stanford's vaunted four-member recruiting class, rated ninth by espnW HoopGurlz and seventh by Prospects Nation, which also includes Mikaela Brewer (Barrie, Ontario/Innisdale Secondary School), DiJonai Carrington (San Diego, Calif./Horizon Christian Academy) and Anna Wilson (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue).

Ranked 27th in the nation by espnW HoopGurlz and the seventh-best forward, the five-star post also checks in at No. 23 overall and No. 4 at her position according to Prospects Nation. The 6-foot-3 Fingall has collected a laundry list of awards during her career, including status this year as Florida's Miss Basketball, the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) All-State Player of the Year and All Sports Association Scholastic Female.

She also took center stage at a pair of iconic venues along with Carrington and Wilson, earning spots at the McDonald's All American Game on March 30 at Chicago's United Center and the Jordan Brand Classic on April 15 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Fingall averaged 18.3 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3.0 blocks per game this season in leading the Choctaw to a 26-6 record and a spot in the 2016 FHSAA Girls Basketball 6A State Championships final four.

The future Cardinal's first USA Basketball experience came two years ago when she took part in the 2014 U17 trials.

— Stanford Athletics

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