Auburn's Bonner to Represent USA Basketball

Costa Mesa, Calif.--Dewanna Bonner, who will be a sophomore for Coach Nell Fortner's 2006-2007 women's basketball team, has been named to USA Basketball's Under 20-years-old National Team.

Bonner, a six-foot-five guard/forward, led Auburn in scoring last season as a true freshman with an average of 13.5 points per game. She added 6.5 rebounds per contest. She and Erica White of LSU are the only two SEC players selected for the team.

Bonner, who will turn 19-years-old on August 21st, will play for head coach Joanne P. McCallie, a former Auburn assistant coach during the Joe Ciampi Era.

Dewanna Bonner drives to the basket during her first season at Auburn.

The Auburn sophomore will join 11 other players at the FIBA Americas Under20 Championship for women August 8-12 in Mexico City.

"This is so exciting, I can't even explain it," Bonner says. "I am just going to keep doing what I'm doing. Keep working hard every day. That's my focus, to get in better shape. I am very proud to represent my country."

The United States is the defending champion and will open play on Tuesday, August 8th vs. Jamaica. The top three teams at the tournament advance to the world championship under 21 tournament next summer in Guatemala City.

Other members of the U.S. are Jolene Anderson of Wisconsin, Essence Carson of Rutgers, Devanei Hampton of Cal, Erlana Larkins of North Carolina, Victoria Lucas-Perry of Michigan State, Renee Montgomery of Connecticut, Marscilla Packer of Ohio State, Courtney Paris of Oklahoma, Kia Vaughn of Rutgers, Erica White of LSU and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton of Purdue.

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