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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Collier, Samuelson among 11 UConn products invited to U.S. national team training camp

Eleven current or former UConn stars are among 30 players with invitations to the USA Basketball Senior Women's National Team training camp that opens later this month in Santa Barbara, Calif.

UConn All-Americans Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson join South Carolina's A'ja Wilson, Louisville's Asia Durr and Kelsey Mitchell of Ohio State as the only current collegiate players on the list.

Samuelson has won five gold and one bronze medal with USA Basketball while Collier has been a part of three gold-medal winning teams.

Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi as the UConn alumns who were part of the gold-medal winning 2016 U.S. Olympic team while Stefanie Dolson, Tiffany Hayes, Kiah Stokes and Morgan Tuck are other former Huskies who could take part in the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 training camp, the first run by new U.S. national team coach Dawn Staley.

The list of participants will be impacted by which WNBA teams advance on in the playoffs as 16 of the players are members of the six teams still in contention for the WNBA title. Defending WNBA champion Los Angeles has five players, Minnesota four, Phoenix three. Connecticut and New York two each and Washington one. Two teams will be eliminated on Sunday freeing up more of the invitees to take part in the camp.

1 Comments:

Blogger Genosguy said...

tHANK YOU DAWN STALEY FOR RECOGNIZING THE CURRENT UCONN KIDS A TOP PLAYERS.
ALSO STOKES IS FINALLY GETTING THE ATTENTION SHE SHOULD HAVE HAD IN COLLEGE
SHE BEAT A STRONG ND TEAM TO WIN AN NC--WITH HER DEFENSE --THE KID CAN SCORE, BUT NO ONE PLAYS D AS WELL AS KIAH.

2:43 PM 

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