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Mainland grad Kylee Watson to play in 3-on-3 tournament for USA in France
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Mainland grad Kylee Watson to play in 3-on-3 tournament for USA in France

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Kylee Watson handles the ball for Oregon against Colorado’s Peanut Tuitele during a Dec. 4 game in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon won 82-53.

Kylee Watson will play in a 3-on-3 women’s basketball tournament for Team USA next month overseas.

Watson, a 2020 Mainland Regional High School graduate from Linwood, will play for USA Basketball’s 3x3 women’s team in the FIBA 3x3 U23 Nations League. It will take place Aug. 2-4 in Voiron, France.

Watson, a rising 6-foot-4 sophomore at the University of Oregon, will be joined by Louisville’s Emily Engstler and Hailey Van Lith, and North Carolina State’s Madison Hayes.

USA will compete in the Europe-American conference of the league. Training camp will begin July 29 in Philadelphia.

Watson, 19, earned a gold medal with Team USA in the 2017 FIBA America U16 Championships. She was also a finalist with the 2017 USA U17 World Cup team and attended trials with the 2019 USA U19 World Cup Team.

Watson appeared in 18 games during her freshman season with Oregon, averaging 2.2 points and 1.3 rebounds with nine blocked shots in an average of 8.2 minutes per game. The Ducks went 15-9 and lost in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I Tournament to No. 8 Louisville.

At Mainland, Watson was a McDonald’s All-American and a Jordan Brand Classic selection.

She was a three-time Press Player of the Year and four-time first-team Press All-Star who helped the Mustangs win the first state championship in program history and go 99-19 in her four years.

Contact John Russo: 609-272-7184

jrusso@pressofac.com

Twitter: @ACPress_Russo

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I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July 2013

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