Congrats to Michigan women's hoops coach Kim Barnes Arico on being named an assistant coach for the USA Basketball women's team that will be competing for the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship this summer.
“It has always been a dream of mine to be involved with USA Basketball and represent our country,” Barnes Arico said. “It is one of the highest honors you can achieve in any sport. To get an opportunity to be surrounded by the best players and coaches in the game is exciting. I am thrilled to be teaming up with two of the brightest minds in the business.”
The USA Basketball coaching posts are given out to the most respected coaches in the country, so this is another sign that the Michigan program is in great hands. And certainly her involvement will also bring additional attention to the program and should further elevate Michigan in the eyes of recruits.
The dates for the championship aren't set yet, but there is this on the trials for the U18 team from the mgoblue.com release:
USA Basketball will conduct trials for the 2014 USA Women's U18 National Team May 23-27 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and players eligible for this competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1996.