The USA D-3 All Stars are invited underclass men’s and women’s
players from across the country who were recognized as All Region or All
Conference by their NCAA Division 3 conferences and/or D3Hoops.com.
“I believe that the players on these teams will be some of the same
players we see recognized as All Americans in 2011. This is an
outstanding group of young men and women.” says Ron Smith of USA Sports
Tours & Events, to organizer of the trip.
“This tour is designed to expose players to a great basketball
experience while providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for
educational, cultural and social growth.”
The USA D-3 tour will run from August 3 through August 12. The squad
will begin with orientation and practice in Orlando, Florida for the
first two days before flying to Sao Paulo, Brazil for
back-to-back-to-back contests in the City of Jundiai on August 5, 6 and
The teams will then travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for two more
contests on August 9 and 10. In Rio the USA D-3 Teams will be hosted by
the Brazilian National Military team as it prepares for the World
Military Basketball Championships in South Korea in September.
Aside from representing the USA on the hardwood, the trip will also
provide the group of All-Stars with educational, social and cultural
outreach opportunities within the communities they visit, and will also
allow them to visit schools and historical sites throughout Brazil.
In his junior season, Hipp was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District second team for the west.
Hipp led the charge for the Pipers last season, earning both All-MIAC
and All-Defensive Team honors at the conclusion of the season. The
center led the Pipers in overall scoring with 17.7 ppg, 16.9 ppg in MIAC
Hipp averaged 9.4 rebounds per game and tallied 69 blocked shots this season. He also had 18 steals.