2012 Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
In preparation to the Olympic Qualifier (Turkey, June 25 - July 1) Canadian NT will host Chinese NT for three friendly games to be played May 16-18. China has already qualified to the Olympics.
Argentina's preliminary roster of 17 players will start training from April 23 in view of the Olympic Qualifier, competing for one berth in London (would be the first time ever for Argentina WNT). Roster looks quite different form the squad that earned the 2nd place at the 2011 Fiba Americas.
Canada and Czech Republic have announced their preliminary rosters:
Canada's new entry in the Senior NT invitees is Nirra Fields (one of the top 2012 HS class), while other interesting young NCAA players are Natalie Achonwa (Sr NT in 2010), Kayla Alexander, Taryn Wicijowski (both 2009 U19) and the Plouffe sisters (2011 U19 and NT). Surprisingly, a good young player like Wumi Agunbiade (soph at Duquesne and A10 All-Conference) wasn't invited.
2010 World's championship MVP Hana Horakova is back for strong contender Czech Republic (she didn't play at last year's European championship), while Ilona Burgrova is still uncertain after ankle surgery.