Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – LSU’s Hailey Van Lith was named to the 2023 USA 3x3 World Cup team on Thursday and will compete in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup May 30 – June 4 in Vienna, Austria.

Van Lith announced on April 28 her intention to transfer to LSU as the top-rated player in this year’s portal. She is a four-time USA Basketball gold medalist (5-on-5 and 3x3, including at the 2019 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup, where she was named MVP). She made her senior debut at the 2022 FIBA 3x3 Women’s World Cup.

One of the top players in the ACC and in the country in recent years, Van Lith has two years of eligibility remaining. A two-time First Team All-ACC player and AP All-America honorable mention for Louisville, Van Lith is an impact player. The 5-7 guard from Wenatchee, Washington is coming off the most productive year of her career at Louisville and earned AP All-America honorable mention honors. Van Lith averaged 19.7 points, 3.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game this season. Van Lith and Iowa’s Caitlin Clark are the only two players in the country who averaged at least 19 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists throughout the year. Louisville and Van Lith reached this year’s Elite Eight before falling to Iowa.

Van Lith was also an impact player during the 2021-22 season, being named the Most Outstanding Player of the Wichita Regional en route to an appearance in the 2022 Final Four.

Across her three seasons at Louisville — two of which she was the team’s leading scorer — Van Lith compiled an average of 15.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game on 42.2% shooting from the field (33.7% from 3). She finished 12th on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,553 points in three seasons.

The LSU Women’s Basketball team is featured heavily within USA Basketball this Summer. Angel Reese earned a spot on Team USA and will compete in the FIBA Women’s World Cup and Aneesah Morrow was invited to training camp with an opportunity to earn one of the final spots on that roster. Aalyah Del Rosario was named to the Team USA U19 squad.

(Release via LSU Athletics)

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wallowinit12 months
In that picture she looks like the girl with the dead-pan face on camera at an LSU game that went viral.
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Higgysmalls12 months
Her training videos on TikTok are insane. She is a freak
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Bud Rollins12 months
Thanks for the info Freek, we gonna have a badass team!
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LSUFreek12 months
All of HVL's previous gold-medal winning FIBA 3x3 games are uploaded to YouTube. They are a lot of fun to watch. (As are Mikaylah Williams' 3x3 gold-medal dominating performances.)
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