UConn Class of 2013 recruiting target Taya Reimer, a 6-foot-3 forward from Fishers, Ind., was among the 12 players selected to the U.S. U-16 National Team today, USA Basketball announced. The team was selected from a field of 115 players after four days of trials at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The team will return to Colorado Springs for training camp June 3-11. The FIBA Americas U-16 Championship will be held in Mérida, Mexico June 13-18.
Here are Reimer’s comments (courtesy of USA Basketball):
What was your initial reaction when you heard your name selected?
“I was so surprised,’’ Reimer said. “This is like a dream come true for me. I didn’t even know if I heard my name correctly, but it was awesome.’’
What do you think you did well this week that stood out to the selection committee?
“I just tried to do the little things, like emphasize passing or running through the offense like the coaches talked about,’’ Reimer said. “I was enthusiastic and tried to be a good teammate.’’
What part of the experience are you looking most forward to?
“It’s a great group of girls,’’ Reimer said. “I feel like we all get along and will definitely be very team-oriented. I think it’s going to be really fun.’’
What do you think you will bring to the team?
“Hopefully I can try and be a leader on the court, and off the court be really enthusiastic,’’ Reimer said. “And then bring some rebounding and do the little things on defense also.’’