UCI's Buckley China bound

UC Irvine senior forward Camille Buckley is a member of the USA women's all-star basketball team that will participate in two international tournaments in China beginning Sunday.

The team, organized by NetScouts Basketball, will play a round-robin format in three cities for a total of nine games. The team will first play three games in Shenzhen, Guangdong against the national teams of New Zealand, Denmark and China. The Americans will then head to Nan'an, Fujian Province and then to Jiangxi Province to play six games against the national teams of Australia, Slovenia and China.

Buckley earned first-team All-Big West Conference honors and ended the year ranked 10th nationally with 12 rebounds per game. She pulled down a school-record 26 rebounds against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Feb. 1.

Buckley also averaged 18.5 points per contest. In conference play, she averaged 20.7 points and 13.7 rebounds and led all Big West players with 19 double-doubles on the season. She ranked No. 15 nationally in double-doubles.

Buckley also set a UCI single-season record for free throws made (183) and attempted (240).

She was selected to the 2014 All-Big West Tournament team after averaging 25 points and 15 rebounds in two games, including a career-high 34 points in a quarterfinal win over UC Davis.

The team will be coached by NetScouts Basketball's Chris Denker with Northern Colorado's Ryan Johnson serving as the assistant coach.

The NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars roster is comprised of 10 players from nine different universities, including fellow Big West player Molly Schlemer from Cal Poly.

— From staff reports

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