Opening doors at USA tryouts

Updated: October 15, 2014, 1:17 PM ET
By Walter Villa | Special to espnW

The scene was Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sabrina Ionescu had just made the United States' 2013 U16 girls' basketball team.

After being allowed to go outside and briefly celebrate with their parents and other supporters, Ionescu and her new teammates were expected back in the gym for a team meeting.

But there was just one problem: Ionescu, a 5-foot-11 guard from Miramonte (Walnut Creek, Calif.), was locked out of the gym.

Every door she tried refused to open. ...

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