July 20, 2011
Rice University freshman basketball player, Reem Moussa, from Coppell, Texas, will be playing for her native country of Egypt, at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chile during the month of July.
Egypt plays Italy in Puerto Montt on July 21, vs. Canada on July 22 also in Puerto Montt, and concludes Group A pool play on July 23 vs. China in Puerto Varas. Group B consists of Argentina, Japan, Russia, and the USA. Group C is comprised of Australia, China, France and Nigeria, while Group D is represented by Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Slovenia, and Spain.
Reem signed with the Rice Owls on April 13, 2011, after spending the past three years attending Coppell H.S. The 5' 5" point guard has been a member of the Egyptian National Team (U16 and U18) since 2009. Egypt captured the African championship as Moussa received the best point guard in Africa accolade, to advance to the FIBA World Championship.
At Coppell, Moussa received all-tournament distinction at the Collin County Roundball Classic for head coach Jerry Hoffman. She tallied 15 points vs. McKinney HS and scored a game-high 16 points in the contest against Allen HS. Reem averaged 10.2 points per game her senior year as well as 6.7 assists per game, while shooting 71 percent from the free throw line, 44 percent from the field and 41 percent from three-point range.
She led Coppell to a 26-9 overall record in 2011, as the team made the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons. Coppell also was the bi-district runner-up, while Moussa earned all-district. Reem is the daughter of Hesham Moussa and Hanaa Mohamed.