Three more Korea women cagers tabbed to All-Army tryout camp
Three more Korea-based soldiers have been selected to attend the All-Army women’s basketball tryout camp July 21-Aug. 14 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., bringing the total of Pacific soldiers selected to nine.
Two of the new selections are players, Quoya Dubose and Shatoni Royal of Yongsan Garrison. Jonathon Jenkins of Camp Humphreys was selected as a team trainer, according to an All-Army training camp message.
The three join previously selected Aquanita Burras and Carolyn Conkleton of Yongsan Garrison, Tanisha Cook of Camp Humphreys, Shamyra Daigle of Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, and Rachel Yates of Okinawa’s Torii Station. Tony Reed and Aaron Bryant of Yongsan will coach the All-Army women’s team.
Cornelius Bardney was the lone men’s player selected, out of Humphreys. He’ll attend the men’s tryout camp July 21-Aug. 14 at Fort Myer, Va.
Players named to the All-Army team then compete in the All-Armed Forces tournaments slated for Aug. 15-23 at Fort Myer. If selected to the All-Armed Forces teams, players then move onto the International Military Sports Council (CISM) tournaments Sept. 8-18 in Seoul.
Air Force’s men and Navy’s women will defend their respective All-Armed Forces tournament team titles, won last May at Millington, Tenn.
Army’s women’s team has finished third the last two years, after winning 17 times in the previous 20 years.
Reed will be coaching the All-Army women for the first time; he’s coached the men twice previously. Of the 25 players selected for camp, Reed said, 17 have either played college ball in the States, professionally for the WNBA or overseas, or have been named All-Army or All-Armed Forces.
Among them, Burras of Yongsan and Daigle of Red Cloud are each two-time All-Army and one-time All-Armed Forces.