USA Basketball announces finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team

USA Basketball announced 21 USA Women’s National Team members as finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team.   The player selections were made by the USA Basketball Women’ National Team Player Selection Committee. Baylor center Brittney Griner is the only college player among the finalists.

“Now that we’re down to 21 finalists, you look around and you see a group of players that have tremendous experience,”said Geno Auriemma, 2009-12 USA National Team and Connecticut head coach. “(We have) players that have won (Olympic) gold medals, won World Championships, there are WNBA champions on the list, players that have won in Europe in international competition. You’ve got a group of players that have experienced everything there is to experience and as a coach, as someone who has been around these players, I couldn’t be happier with this group. They represent the best of what the United States has to offer.”

Auriemma will be assisted by DePaul University head coach Doug Bruno, 1988 Olympic gold medalist and Washington Mystics assistant coach Jennifer Gillom and Atlanta Dream head coach Marynell Meadors.

  • Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars)
  • Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)
  • Rebekkah Brunson (Minnesota Lynx
  •  Swin Cash (Chicago Sky)
  • Tamika Catchings(Indiana Fever)
  • Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun)
  • Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky)
  • Brittney Griner (Baylor University)
  • Lindsey Harding (Atlanta Dream)
  • 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)
  • Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty)
  • Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Sophia Young (San Antonio Silver Stars)
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