January 23, 2024 

Training camp roster set for USA Basketball women’s national team

A'ja Wilson, Diana Taurasi among invited players to gather in Brooklyn

An impressive roster from USA Basketball of 18 athletes will head to New York from Feb. 2-4 to train at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to prepare for the 2024 Olympics. Of the 18 athletes, 12 will be chosen for the United States in the 2024 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Feb. 8-11 in Antwerp, Belgium.

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“With less than 200 days until the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, we are excited to bring together a group of athletes who aspire to represent the United States not only in Antwerp, but ultimately Paris,” said Jennifer Rizzotti, USA Basketball Women’s National Team Committee chair.

Rizzotti added that the training camp will offer the U.S. an opportunity to compete against the best in the world as the Committee prepares to select the 2024 USA Women’s National Team.

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Joining 2021-24 USA Basketball Women’s National Team head coach Cheryl Reeve in New York includes 11 Olympians: five-time Olympic champion Diana Taurasi (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020), Ariel Atkins (2020), Napheesa Collier (2020), Allisha Gray (2020, 3×3), Chelsea Gray (2020), Brittney Griner (2016, 2020), Jewell Loyd (2020), Kelsey Plum (2020, 3×3), Breanna Stewart (2016, 2020), A’ja Wilson (2020), and Jackie Young (2020, 3×3).

2022 USA Women’s World Cup gold-medalists Atkins, Kahleah Copper, Gray, Sabrina Ionescu, Betnijah Laney, Plum, Stewart, Alyssa Thomas, and Wilson, alongside previous USA Basketball athletes Aliyah Boston, Rhyne Howard, and Arike Ogunbowale complete the roster.

Games in Antwerp tip off with matchups vs. Belgium at 2:45 p.m. ET on Feb. 8, Nigeria at 12:15 p.m. ET on Feb. 9, and Senegal at 1:15 ET on Feb. 11, which will stream for free for Courtside 1891 subscribers. The USA will participate in the tournament despite already clinching their 2024 Olympic Summer Games’ spot with a gold medal at the 2022 World Cup.

Concurrently, three additional four-team Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will take place in Brazil, China, and Hungary. Joining the United States (as reigning world champions) and France (as Olympic hosts) at the 2024 Olympics will be the top three teams at each qualifying tournament.

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Mike Thibault (Washington Mystics), Tanisha Wright (Atlanta Dream) and Curt Miller (Los Angeles Sparks) will serve as assistants as USA Basketball seeks its eighth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Paris.

Written by Allie Griffith

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