Brittney Griner, Courtney Vandersloot added to USA Basketball Women’s National Team Training Camp roster
22 USA Womenâ€™s National Team Members Set To Attend May 10-12 Training Camp In Las Vegas
From USA Basketball:
Twenty-two members of the 2009-12 USA Basketball Womenâ€™s National Team, including all 12 who aided the USA to the 2010 FIBA World Championship gold medal, will attend the USA National Teamâ€™s May 10-12 training camp in Las Vegas, Nev., USA Basketball today announced. Additionally, Baylor University sophomore Brittney Griner and the Chicago Skyâ€™s Courtney Vandersloot have accepted invitations to participate in the camp in the hopes of being added to the USA National Team pool.
Gathering for the first time since winning the 2010 FIBA World Championship gold medal, the USA National Teamâ€™s training camp will be held each day at UNLVâ€™s Cox Pavilion starting at 10:00 a.m. (PDT).
â€œI canâ€™t wait to get these guys on the court in Vegas,â€ said Geno Auriemma, 2009-12 USA National Team and University of Connecticut head coach. â€œThis is going to be the first time weâ€™ve had this many together and healthy at a training camp, and itâ€™ll be interesting to see how bad some of these guys want to make the Olympic team, how much they hustle, fight for rebounds, Iâ€™m really looking forward to that.
â€œThen you add in the two new kids, Griner and Vandersloot. Iâ€™m anxious to see how they interact with some of the veterans. Certainly theyâ€™re a couple of great players, but Iâ€™m excited to see them go up against our National Team and try to earn their spot in our pool.â€
Training Camp participants include:
Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars), Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx), Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Rebekkah Brunson (Minnesota Lynx), Swin Cash (Seattle Storm), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever), Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Shameka Christon (Chicago Sky), Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury), Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky), Lindsey Harding (Atlanta Dream), Ebony Hoffman (Los Angeles Sparks), Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun), Kara Lawson (Connecticut Sun), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun), Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx), Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks), Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury), Kia Vaughn (New York Liberty), Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx) and Candice Wiggins (Minnesota Lynx), Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky), Brittney Griner (Baylor University).