Thirty athletes expected for 2017 USA Women’s National Team Training Camp

Thirty athletes have accepted an invitation to participate in the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s National Team training camp Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California. Invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee.

“I’m excited to get things going,” said 2017-20 USA Basketball Women’s National Team head coach Dawn Staley. “Obviously, it’s been a few months, so I’ve had a lot of time to think about the things we want to run, and I’m looking forward to putting it in motion. I’m pleased that we got this amount of top quality players committed to this training camp.”

WNBA athletes expected to attend the camp include:

  • Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Sue Bird(Seattle Storm)
  • Tina Charles (New York Liberty)
  • Layshia Clarendon (Atlanta Dream)
  • Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics)
  • Skylar Diggins-Smith (Dallas Wings)
  • Stefanie Dolson (Chicago Sky)
  • Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Chelsea Gray (Los Angeles Sparks)
  • Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Tiffany Hayes (Atlanta Dream)
  • Jantel Lavender (Los Angeles Sparks)
  • Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm)
  • Kayla McBride (San Antonio Stars)
  • Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks)
  • Kelsey Plum (San Antonio Stars)
  • Odyssey Sims (Los Angeles Sparks)
  • Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm)
  • Kiah Stokes (New York Liberty)
  • Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Morgan Tuck (Connecticut Sun)
  • Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Sydney Wiese (Los Angeles Sparks)
  • Courtney Williams (Connecticut Sun)

Current collegiate All-Americans who will take part in the camp include:

  • Napheesa Collier (Connecticut)
  • Asia Durr (Louisville)
  • Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State)
  • Katie Lou Samuelson (Connecticut)
  • A’ja Wilson (South Carolina)

The camp will help identify athletes for future USA National Team events including the 2018 USA World Cup Team. Athletes will train at 10 a.m. (PDT) daily, with sessions at Westmont College on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. On Oct. 2, the USA National Team’s practice will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Athletes competing in the WNBA Finals will not be available to participate.

Michelle Clark-Heard (Western Kentucky), Jennifer Rizzotti (George Washington), Sue Semrau (Florida State) and Jeff Walz (Louisville) will be assisting Staley as court coaches during the USA National Team camp.

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