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Baylor’s Kalani Brown (21) shoots in the NCAA basketball tournament March 20 in Waco. Brown and teammate Natalie Chou were invited to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U23 National Team training camp.

Staff photo — Jerry Larson

Junior Kalani Brown and sophomore Natalie Chou accepted invitations to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U23 National Team Training Camp at the United States Olympic Training Center from July 31-August 4.

By attending, the pair of Lady Bears will have the opportunity to make the 12-member team that will represent USA in the inaugural U23 Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo, Japan in mid-August.

The U23 Four Nations Tournament includes representatives from the USA, Australia, Canada and Japan.

It is a round-robin tournament, which is designed to provide competition and development opportunities for countries’ national team pipeline.

A total of 40 collegiate athletes will try out for the opportunity to represent the USA.

Brown is one of five WBCA All-Americans and one of 15 Associated Press All-Americans invited to try out. She played for Team USA on the 2013 U16 National Team and 2014 U16 National Team, winning a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Cancun, Mexico.

Chou was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week on Dec. 12. She won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 FIBA U18 World Championship and a silver medal at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship.

Baylor senior Kristy Wallace was invited to try out to represent Australia at the 2017 U23 Four Nations Tournament. Wallace, who has already earned the right to represent Australia at the 2017 World University games this August, has won a bronze medal with Australia’s 2015 U19 World Championship team in Chekhov, Russia.

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