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Friday, July 20, 2012

Report: Castro Marques cut from Brazilian Olympic team

According to a report on the www.lovewomensbasketball.com site, former WNBA wing Iziane Castro Marques has been cut from Brazil's Olympic squad.

Perhaps the most stunning part of the move is that she was cut without making room for another player so it will be interesting to hear what led to her removal from the team.

Castro Marques, who led Brazil with 21 points in an exhibition game against the United States on Monday, has had previous issues during her time with the national team. Back in the 2008 Olympic qualifying tournament there were reports of a verbal altercation with Brazil's head coach which resulted in her not playing in either the third and fourth quarters. When she refused to enter the game in overtime that seemed to be the final straw as she was not among the 16 players named as candidates for Brazili's Olympic team in late June of 2008.

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