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    Players roster for USA Basketball training camp, Feb 9-10:

    Sue Bird
    Tina Charles
    Layshia Clarendon
    Elena Delle Donne
    Skylar Diggins-Smith
    Stefanie Dolson
    Allisha Gray *
    Chelsea Gray *
    Brittney Griner
    Tiffany Hayes
    Jewell Loyd
    Angel McCoughtry
    Tiffany Mitchell *
    Maya Moore
    Nneka Ogwumike
    Kelsey Plum
    Brittney Sykes *
    Diana Taurasi
    Morgan Tuck
    Sydney Wiese *
    Courtney Williams
    Elizabeth Williams *

    * added to the previous list of 29. Missing from the previous list are NCAA players and seven pros either unavailable or busy overseas.

    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...-roster-1.aspx

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    US NT will play an international game vs TBA on April 26 after a three-day training camp in Seattle.
    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...n-seattle.aspx

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    Seattle traing camp players list:

    Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx);
    Sue Bird (Seattle Storm);
    Layshia Clarendon (Atlanta Dream);
    Napheesa Collier (University of Connecticut);
    Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics);
    Skylar Diggins-Smith (Dallas Wings);
    Stefanie Dolson (Chicago Sky);
    Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx);
    Allisha Gray (Dallas Wings);
    Tiffany Hayes (Atlanta Dream);
    Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm);
    Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State/Indiana Fever);
    Tiffany Mitchell (Indiana Fever);
    Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm);
    Brittney Sykes (Atlanta Dream);
    Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury);
    Morgan Tuck (Connecticut Sun);
    Sydney Wiese (Los Angeles Sparks);
    Elizabeth Williams (Atlanta Dream).

    Training camo will run from April 24 and USA team will meet China NT on April 26.

    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...mp-roster.aspx

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    Training camp roster that will run 3-5 Sept in South Carolina in view of the Fiba 2018 WC:

    Tina Charles (New York Liberty);
    Layshia Clarendon (Connecticut Sun);
    Napheesa Collier (UConn);
    Diamond DeShields (Chicago Sky);
    Stefanie Dolson (Chicago Sky);
    Allisha Gray (Dallas Wings);
    Tyasha Harris (South Carolina);
    Ruthy Hebard (University of Oregon);
    Sabrina Ionescu (University of Oregon);
    Kelsey Mitchell (Indiana Fever);
    Tiffany Mitchell (Indiana Fever)
    Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame);
    Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks);
    Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces);
    Jessica Shepard (Notre Dame);
    Odyssey Sims (Los Angeles Sparks):
    Morgan Tuck (Connecticut Sun);
    A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces).

    Just 18 are in the roster, as following WNBA players may be added after the playoffs:

    Sue Bird (Seattle Storm);
    Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics);
    Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury);
    Tiffany Hayes (Atlanta Dream);
    Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm);
    Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm);
    Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury);
    Elizabeth Williams (Atlanta Dream).

    Notable stars missing, among others, Maya Moore, Sylvia Fowles, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Chelsea Gray.

    Following the training camp exhibitions games with Canada and Japan are scheduled on Sept 8 and 10.

    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...oster-usc.aspx

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    The "white team" beat the "red team" 100-75 in an intrasquad scrimmage. Ogunbowale was top scorer with 18 points and added 5 assists:
    https://www.usab.com/news-events/liv...usa-white.aspx
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    15 players left, after Harris, Hebard, Shepard and (unexpectedly) Ogunbowale were cut and E. Williams joining the camp. There are still several other players expected to join the team from WNBA playoffs.

    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...r-for-nyc.aspx

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    Weakened team, I know, but nearly a monumental embarrassment against Canada. Going to the US-Japan game on Monday, hoping to see a better showing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    After late addition of six WNBA playoff players and the cut of five invitees, the finalists roster is now 16:

    Bird *, Clarendon, Plum
    Taurasi, Loyd *, T. Mitchell, K. Mitchell
    Delle Donne *, Tuck, Collier
    Stewart *, Wilson, Ogwumike
    Griner, Charles, Williams

    * WNBA finalists, still to join the team

    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...finalists.aspx

    Next exhibition games are scheduled 15-17 Sept in Antibes with Canada, Senegal and host France.

    First two exhibitions quite disappointing.

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    Not sure what to take from the US-Japan game. US mostly just let Japan run their offense, and constantly ended up with a big isolated on a Japanese guard with predictable results. Whether that is something to be concerned about or just an indication that they don't really gameplan for exhibitions I don't know. I'm sure things will look more cohesive if they add some veterans. Both teams rotated a lot of players.

    On the plus side, they've raised their game when needed in both exhibitions, and Wilson is ready to be a dominant international center.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Finalists roster pared to 13, a mix of old and young:

    Sue Bird
    Tina Charles
    Layshia Clarendon
    Elena Delle Donne
    Brittney Griner
    Jewell Loyd
    Nneka Ogwumike
    Kelsey Plum
    Breanna Stewart
    Diana Taurasi
    Morgan Tuck
    Elizabeth Williams
    A’ja Wilson

    Bird, Delle Donne, Loyd and Stewart dnp at the recent Antibes tournament won by team USA over France after pulling away in the last quarter.

    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...finalists.aspx

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    Last cut is Williams and the WC team will therefore be:

    Bird, Clarendon, Plum
    Taurasi, Loyd
    Delle Donne, Tuck
    Stewart, Wilson, Ogwumike
    Griner, Charles

    The team edged Australia 70-60 in an unofficial and last exhibition.

    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...eam-named.aspx
    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...-aus-9-19.aspx

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    2020 Olympic team training plans include NCAA college exhibition tour and the participation in the 2019 Fiba AmeriCup (Sept 22-29). For its preparation US team will take advantage of the two Olympic qualifying windows set up by Fiba, Nov 10-18 and Feb 2-10, 2020, when overseas competition will be shut down.

    Details and initial roster: https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...r-2019-20.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    2020 Olympic team training plans include NCAA college exhibition tour and the participation in the 2019 Fiba AmeriCup (Sept 22-29). For its preparation US team will take advantage of the two Olympic qualifying windows set up by Fiba, Nov 10-18 and Feb 2-10, 2020, when overseas competition will be shut down.

    Details and initial roster: https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...r-2019-20.aspx
    The core group of players will get $2,000 a day for the training camps and tours. Apparently Bird and Taurasi were the ones who came up with the idea. Seems like a good way of keeping a group available for the FIBA windows and getting additional publicity before the Olympics, but I wonder how it affects the team dynamic if only some of the players are getting paid.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    The core group of players will get $2,000 a day for the training camps and tours. Apparently Bird and Taurasi were the ones who came up with the idea. Seems like a good way of keeping a group available for the FIBA windows and getting additional publicity before the Olympics, but I wonder how it affects the team dynamic if only some of the players are getting paid.
    The few other locks for the Olympic team that aren’t part of this probably decided they could earn more playing overseas, no? I’ve figured Bird and Taurasi were looking for a way to continue to earn while skipping such an option and potentially risking injury. It’d make sense if the others participating felt the economics worked for them and were interested in having a leg up over any competition for spots on the Olympic team as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cagney View Post
    The few other locks for the Olympic team that aren’t part of this probably decided they could earn more playing overseas, no? I’ve figured Bird and Taurasi were looking for a way to continue to earn while skipping such an option and potentially risking injury. It’d make sense if the others participating felt the economics worked for them and were interested in having a leg up over any competition for spots on the Olympic team as well.
    Yeah, most of these eight are older players that have been cutting back their overseas play or younger players that haven't gone overseas in the first place. I'm assuming that the other top players won't be available for training camps and NCAA tours (and maybe not for the tournaments, since the US doesn't have anything on the line?), so I'm just wondering how it will work out with eight players on decent salaries and the rest of the team made up of fringe players getting whatever per diem USA Basketball hands out. I wonder if there will be any pressure on the second-tier players to forego at least part of the overseas season and participate if they want a shot at making the Olympic team.

    OTOH the national team has always had core players and fringe players and the players don't all get paid the same with their club teams, so maybe it's no big deal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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