Clarendon finalist for U19 National team

After working out this past weekend at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Cajon senior guard Layshia Clarendon was named as one of 14 finalists for the Under-19 National Team Sunday. Clarendon, a 5-9 point guard who will play for California next season, will return to Colorado Springs July 9 to compete for a spot on the final roster, which will consist of 12 players. The 14 finalists were culled from a pool of 27 high school and college players that tried out this past weekend.

The United States’ Under-19 National Team then will travel to Thailand for the 2009 FIBA World Championships, which start July Bangkok. Past standouts that have played on this team include Lisa Leslie, Rebecca Lobo and Don Lugo alum Diana Taurasi.

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  • Abrams

    There is no athlete I have been around in 10 years of coaching that is like Layshia. She is an exceptional human being on and off the court. I had the privilege of coaching her in Track at Cajon. She WILL make this team.