USA Basketball Women’s Training Camp: Practice Session Recap

Annapolis, MD – Monday morning coach Geno Auriemma and the U.S. Women’s National Basketball team kicked off their 2014 training camp. The first practice was held today at the historic Halsey Gym on the U.S. Naval base in Maryland. Twenty four of the top female basketball players in the country were invited to participate. Amongst those women selected there are eight who have won WNBA championships including the MVP of the league Maya Moore. Speaking of champions two of the ladies are currently seeking a WNBA championship (Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi). This mornings practice session was intense as expected from start to finish capped off with a concentrated scrimmage. Diving for loose balls, players extremely vocal everyone with something to prove and desperately seeking a roster position. After practice coach Geno Auriemma stated ” All these ladies are all talented, the hard part is determining who makes the team and who doesn’t… Don’t you want my job?”[laughing]. The nine time NCAA championship coach will definitely have some head scratching decisions to make as the FIBA World Championships are approaching at a rapid pace. The United States Womens national team have been an international juggernaut in FIBA & Olympic play, it is the most dominating in team sports history. The U.S. women own a record eight gold medals, one silver, and two bronze in international play with the most recent medal coming in 2010. Training camp will resume tommorow morning at 9:30am (practice), then later on the U.S.A. team will host a youth clinic for the Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis at 5:30pm.

2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team Traning Camp Roster

  • Seimone Augustus           Minnesota Lynx
  • Sue Bird                               Seattle Storm
  • DeWanna Bonner            Phoenix Mercury
  • Tina Charles                      New York Liberty
  • Elena Delle Donne          Chicago Sky
  • Skylar Diggins                  Tulsa Shock
  • Stefanie Dolson               Washington Mystics
  • Candice Dupree               Phoenix Mercury
  • Sylvia Fowles                    Chicago Sky
  • Brittney Griner                Phoenix Mercury
  • Bria Hartley                      Washington Mystics
  • Briann January                Indiana Fever
  • Jantel Lavender               Los Angeles Sparks
  • Kayla McBride                  San Antonio Stars
  • Angel McCoughtry          Atlanta Dream
  • Maya Moore                      Minnesota Lynx
  • Chiney Ogwumike           Connecticut Sun
  • Nnemkadi Ogwumike    Los Angeles Sparks
  • Danielle Robinson          San Antonio Stars
  • Odyssey Sims                    Tulsa Shock
  • Breanna Stewart             University of Connecticut
  • Diana Taurasi                   Phoenix Mercury
  • Courtney Vandersloot   Chicago Sky
  • Lindsay Whalen               Minnesota Lynx

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Correspondant/Staff Writer Jason P. Braswell is an NBA writer/ Sports Talk Show Host, and he expresses his love for the game passionately. Jason is the creator of The Baseline Blurb and is a contributor on other blogs such as Baseline Hoops(thebaselineblurb.wordpress.com/), and Lakeshow Life(lakeshowlife.com/) . When he is not expressing his passion for basketball on paper, Jason takes his thoughts ON-AIR. He hosts a weekly sports talk show “On the Baseline with Braswell” that airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm CST. Please feel free to follow him on Twitter @JdotBras, also keep up with his Radio show happenings on Facebook. When Jason is not talking basketball/sports you can bet that he is around it, but a majority of the time he is playing. He played basketball both High School and Collegiately, and to this day enjoys shooting hoops for fun. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia; Jason now resides in Houston, TX with his wonderful wife and dog. You can reach Jason via email at jasonpbraswell@yahoo.com, he will respond accordingly!

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