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Now at OU, former Kansas high school basketball star invited to U.S. U-19 team trials

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The McPherson High School girls basketball team beat Topeka Seaman in the quarterfinal of the 2019 Kansas high school state tournament.

Taylor Robertson has been on a tear in 2019.

After helping McPherson over the hump against Bishop Miege, winning the 2018 Class 4A-Division I state championship, Robertson became a household name as a freshman at Oklahoma. Now she has a shot to play in the FIBA World Cup in Thailand this summer.

Robertson announced via Twitter Wednesday that she has received an invitation to the U.S. U-19 National Team trials in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from May 16-19.

“Awesome opportunity ahead,” Robertson wrote. “Thanks to everyone who made this possible!”

Robertson recently finished a standout season with the Sooners. She finished as their second-leading scorer at 14.3 points per game. She was also named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team, along with fellow Kansan Christianna Carr of Manhattan, who now plays at Kansas State.

If Robertson makes the 12-person national team, she will be invited to a training camp split between Colorado Springs, Tokyo and Bangkok. The 2019 FIBA U-19 World Cup runs July 22-19 in Thailand.

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