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Olympic finalists set to attend February 21-23 USA Basketball Women’s National Team Training Camp

Published on February 11, 2016

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The USA Basketball Women’s National Team will conduct a training camp Feb. 21-23 at the University of Connecticut. The minicamp, which is expected to be the final training camp before the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team is selected, is expected to feature 16 Olympic team finalists, including 10 who have captured a combined 32 Olympic and FIBA World Championship gold medals.

Finalists for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team who are expected to participate in the training camp include:

  • Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)
  • Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever)
  • Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky)
  • Stefanie Dolson(Washington Mystics)
  • Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm)
  • Kayla McBride (San Antonio Stars)
  • Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream)
  • Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks)
  • Danielle Robinson (San Antonio Stars)
  • Breanna Stewart (University of Connecticut)
  • Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky)
  • Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx)

“Because of the different schedules our player and coaches work under, we don’t have a lot of time to be together, so this three-day training camp becomes a vital part in our preparations,” said USA and Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, who has directed the USA National Team to an overall 23-0 record and gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Championships. “This is a good opportunity to train and help us prepare for Rio. It gives us a chance to take a look at some of the returning players that didn’t take the trip to Europe last fall and to continue to look at positions for the future. It gives the committee an opportunity to see where everyone is physically and how they fit in.”

Training sessions will be held at the UConn Basketball Champions Center in Storrs. Auriemma will be assisted through the 2016 Olympic Games by DePaul’s Doug Bruno, the Minnesota Lynx’s Cheryl Reeve and South Carolina’s Dawn Staley. UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey, Hartford head coach Jennifer Rizzotti and WNBA Dallas Wings head coach Fred Williams will serve as court coaches during the three-day training camp.


 

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