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Forty athletes to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U23 National Team Training Camp

Published on July 11, 2017


Forty student-athletes, including 22 international gold medalists, accepted invitations to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U23 National Team Training Camp, which will take place July 31-Aug. 4 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee issued the invitations.

The 12-member team that will represent the USA in an inaugural U23 Four Nations Tournament for college-aged women this summer in Tokyo, Japan, is expected to be announced on Aug. 4. Players selected to the team will continue training at the USOTC through Aug. 7 before departing for Tokyo. Athletes eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens who are 23 years old or younger and currently are freshmen, sophomores or juniors in college.

  • Kristine Anigwe (California/Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • Ariel Atkins (Texas/Duncanville, Texas)
  • Monique Billings (UCLA/Corona, Calif.)
  • Erin Boley (Oregon/Hodgenville, Ky.)
  • Kalani Brown (Baylor/Slidell, La.)
  • Lexie Brown (Duke/Suwanee, Ga.)
  • Tyra Buss (Indiana/Mt. Carmel, Ill.)
  • Jordin Canada (UCLA/Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Natalie Chou (Baylor/Plano, Texas)
  • Napheesa Collier (Connecticut/O’Fallon, Mo.)
  • Sophie Cunningham (Missouri/Columbia, Mo.)
  • Asia Durr (Louisville/ Douglasville, Ga.)
  • Katelynn Flaherty (Michigan/Point Pleasant, N.J.)
  • Channon Fluker (CSUN/Pasadena, Calif.)
  • Rebecca Greenwell (Duke/Owensboro, Ky.)
  • Linnae Harper (Ohio State/Chicago, Ill.)
  • Myisha Hines-Allen (Louisville/Montclair, N.J.)
  • Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon/Walnut Creek, Calif.)
  • Marina Mabrey (Notre Dame/Belmar, N.J.)
  • Tynice Martin (West Virginia/Atlanta, Ga.)
  • Brooke McCarty (Texas/League City, Texas)
  • Teaira McCowan (Mississippi State/Brenham, Texas)
  • Brittany McPhee (Stanford/Normandy Park, Wash.)
  • Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State/Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Mariya Moore (Southern California/Hercules, Calif.)
  • Jamie Nared (Tennessee/Portland, Ore.)
  • Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame/Milwaukee, Wis.)
  • Teniya Page (Penn State/Chicago, Ill.)
  • Mercedes Russell (Tennessee/Springfield, Ore.)
  • Katie Lou Samuelson (Connecticut/Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • Jessica Shepard (Notre Dame/ Fremont, Neb.)
  • Kristen Simon (Southern California/Gardena, Calif.)
  • Destiny Slocum (Oregon State/ Meridian, Idaho)
  • Azurá Stevens (Connecticut/Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Hallie Thome (Michigan/Chagrin Falls, Ohio)
  • Victoria Vivians (Mississippi State/Carthage, Miss.)
  • Jatarie White (Texas/Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Gabby Williams (Connecticut/Sparks, Nev.)
  • A’ja Wilson (South Carolina/Hopkins, S.C.)
  • Jackie Young (Notre Dame/Princeton, Ind.).

Jeff Walz of the University of Louisville is the team’s head coach. Courtney Banghart of Princeton University and Michelle Clark-Heard of Western Kentucky University are assistant coaches. Geno Auriemma, 2009-16 USA Basketball Women’s National Team head coach and head coach at the University of Connecticut, will serve as the lead clinician during training camp, guiding all of the sessions except the team practices and games.

Training camp begins on July 31. The final day of training camp is Aug. 4 and the official USA U23 National Team is expected to be announced early that afternoon. The 2017 U23 Four Nations Tournament, which will include the USA, Australia, Canada and Japan, will be a round-robin tournament played Aug. 12-15 in Tokyo (arena TBA).


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