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Desiree Caldwell

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Bronze Medal: 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • As a member of the 2018 USA U18 National Team, started in one of six games and averaged 2.8 ppg. and 3.5 rpg. to help the USA to a 6-0 record and a gold medal from Aug. 1-7 in Mexico City.
  • Took part in the 2016 USA U17 trials.
  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball U16 National Team that captured the bronze medal with a 4-1 record at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in
  • Puebla, Mexico.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Southern California for 2018-19.

High School Honors

  • 2018 Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State and Legacy All-Star.
  • 2018 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State, All-Star and All-Region.
  • 2018 District 27-6A MVP.
  • 2018 San Antonio Express-News Super Team and 2016 2-6A Newcomer of the Year.
  • 2018 SAABC All-Star.
  • 2016 and 2017 Lone Star Varsity Super Team.

High School Notes

  • Has played four varsity seasons at three different high schools.
  • As a senior at Byron P. Steele II High School (Cibolo, Texas) in 2017-18, averaged 19.0 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 8.0 apg. and 5.0 spg.
  • As a junior at Frenship High School (Wolfforth, Texas) in 2016-17, averaged 21.0 ppg. and 6.0 rpg. to help her team to a third place finish at the National Christian Home School Basketball Championships.
  • As a sophomore at Frenship in 2015-16, avearged 14.7 ppg., 3.5 apg., 5.2 rp.g and 2.1 spg. to help her team to a 19-16 record.
  • As a freshman at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School (San Antonio) in 2014-15, averaged 12.6 ppg., 2.2 apg., 3.4 rpg. and 1.4 spg.; compiled 316 points, 46 rebounds, 33 assists and 23 steals; shot 80.0 percent from the free throw line.
  • Played basketball at Tejeda Middle School in 2013-14; earned Newcomer of the Year.
  • Played in the summer for San Antonio’s Finest.

 

Personal Notes
  • Is right-handed.
  • Born in Murrieta, California.
  • Daughter of Alba and Ray Caldwell; has one sister, Receé Caldwell.
  • Sister, Receé, played basketball at UCLA and Texas Tech, and she won gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the
  • 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

 The Scoop

  • First played basketball when she was 4, because, “I wanted to be like my sister.”

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S AVG MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2018 U18 6/1 80/13.3 6-15 .400 0-0 .--- 5-5 1.000 21/3.5 17/2.8 8 11 0 10
2015 U16 5/1 83/16.6 9-37 .240 1-11 .009 0-1 .000 25/5.0 19/3.8 18 4 0 3
Totals 11/2 163/14.8 15-52 .288 1-11 .009 5-6 .833 46/4.2 36/3.3 26 15 0 13

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