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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ann Strother named the U.S. 3x3 squad

With Maryland rising junior Alyssa Thomas unable to compete in the inaugural FIBA 3x3 World Championship later this month, USA Basketball selected former UConn star Ann Strother to join rising juniors Bria Hartley of UConn and Chiney Ogwumike and Notre Dame senior to be Skylar Diggins.

The quartet is taking part in a training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. before embarking for the FIBA 3x3 World Championship in Athens, Greece which begins Thursday.

"Playing for Team USA is as good as it gets," said Strother in a release put out by USA Basketball. "It's an incredible honor to be here and to come in here and play with these three. I'm just excited for the opportunity."

Strother's most recent USA Basketball experience came at the 2003 Pan American Game although she competed in the 3x3 tournament in Colorado Springs were Hartley, Diggins, Ogwumike and Thomas went undefeated to earn the honor of representing the U.S. at the FIBA event.

Strother was a member of national championship teams during her first two seasons at UConn and scored 1,699 points for the Huskies from 2002-06 before playing for three seasons in the WNBA.

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