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Sparrow Flying West For Hoops Audition

Two-time All-SEC basketball center Conswella Sparrow will travel to Colorado this month in hopes of earning a spot on the American team for the World University Games and two former Tigers will play in the WNBA this summer.

Conswella Sparrow
Sparrow, a 6-1 junior center, averaged 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in her second Auburn season. She and five other SEC players are among the 44 who received invitations to try out for the 12-member U.S. team. The trials to make the U.S. team will run May 19-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The U.S. squad will be announced on May 24.

Other SEC players receiving invitations include sisters Coco and Kelly Miller of Georgia, Brandi McCain of Florida, Michelle Snow of Tennessee and Alabama graduate Tausha Mills. The U.S. squad will work out June 14-23 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. They will then participate in a four-team tournament in Longrono, Spain, from June 25-27. The women's World University Games basketball competition is scheduled from July 5-11.

In other women's basketball news, former Auburn All-American Carolyn "C.J." Jones-Young was selected by the New York Liberty in the fourth round of the WNBA draft even though she is injured and cannot play this season. Jones averaged 21.5 points per game for the New England Blizzard of the defunct ABL. She is recovering from knee surgery.

Two other former Auburn players, Chantel Tremitiere (1987-91) and Ruthie Bolton-Hollifield (1985-89) will play in the WNBA this summer. Guard Bolton-Hollifield, a returning all-star and Olympic standout, plays for the Sacramento Monarchs. Tremitiere, who is a point guard, plays for the Utah Starzz.

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