Twenty-Two USA Basketball Women’s National Team Members Set To Attend May 10-12 Training Camp In Las Vegas

Posted by Andy Durham on April 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm under Amateur, College, Professional | Comments are off for this article

from USA Basketball and Jenny Maag:

Twenty-Two USA Basketball Women’s National Team Members Set To Attend May 10-12 Training Camp In Las Vegas

— Brittney Griner, Courtney Vandersloot Added To Training Camp Roster —

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Twenty-two members of the 2009-12 USA
Basketball Women’s National Team, including all 12 who aided the USA to the 2010
FIBA World Championship gold medal, will attend the USA National Team’s May 10-12
training camp in Las Vegas, Nev., USA Basketball today announced. Additionally,
Baylor University sophomore Brittney Griner and the Chicago Sky’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 Team’s training camp will be held each day at UNLV’s Cox
Pavilion starting at 10:00 a.m. (PDT).

“I can’t wait to get these guys on the court in Vegas,” said Geno Auriemma, 2009-12
USA National Team and University of Connecticut head coach. “This is going to be the
first time we’ve had this many together and healthy at a training camp, and it’ll be
interesting to see how bad some of these guys want to make the Olympic team, how
much they hustle, fight for rebounds, I’m really looking forward to that.

“Then you add in the two new kids, Griner and Vandersloot. I’m anxious to see how
they interact with some of the veterans. Certainly they’re a couple of great
players, but I’m excited to see them go up against our National Team and try to earn
their spot in our pool.”

Participating in the training camp are USA National Team membersJayne 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) andCandice Wiggins(Minnesota Lynx).


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