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Two Kansas City-area girls named to USA National Women's U16 team

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Jada Williams
Posted at 10:45 AM, Jun 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-19 16:07:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two girls from the Kansas City area have been named to the USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team.

Grain Valley's Grace Slaughter and Blue Springs' Jada Williams were named to the national team on Friday night after a week of trials in Indianapolis, The Examiner reported.

The pair said it was nerve-wracking waiting to learn if they made the team.

"We're putting Kansas City basketball on the map. And we get to represent our schools and our country", Williams told The Examiner.

"It was all so amazing, I can't wait to wear USA across my chest," Slaughter also told The Examiner.