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Monday, June 25, 2012

Connecticut Sun draft pick in action today

For those curious about Astan Dabo, the Connecticut Sun's first-round pick in April's WNBA draft, she will be playing for Mali in the Olympic qualifying tournament which began today in Turkey. UPDATED AT 4 P.M. (OK, maybe she won't be in action after all. Mali did play Canada but Dabo did not get into the game won by Canada 89-23).

Dabo and Mali will square off with Canada at 2:15 p.m. Eastern time and it is available on . FYI, it looks like there is a fee charges and subscription needed so you can try as well as on youtube at and see if that works.

Canada's team will feature some familiar names including Notre Dame rising junior Natalie Achonwa.

Mali wraps up preliminary play against France on Wednesday.

UConn and U.S. head coach Geno Auriemma is expected to leave for Turkey later on today so he can scout potential Olympic opponents since three of the United States' five opponents in pool play will come from the Olympic qualifying tournament.

When Maya Moore, UConn's all-time leading scorer, was in Connecticut earlier this month she was uncertain where she would be playing in the winter after Ros Casares folded but said that she had people working on some things.

Well, today on her twitter page Moore announced that she will be playing in Shanxi Xing Rui Flame in China after the end of the WNBA season.

One of her teammates will be 6-8 Australian Liz Cambage, who was taken one spot behind Moore and No. 2 overall in the 2011 WNBA draft.

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