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August 2016
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USA Select Team announced to help World and Olympic champions prepare for Rio

COLORADO SPRINGS (Rio 2016 Olympics Games) - An 11-player USA Select Team has been confirmed to help the World and Olympic champions prepare for the Rio Olympics.

From 23-24 July, the USA Select Team will practice alongside the USA senior women's national side in Los Angeles. The two sides will then face off on 25 July at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center.

The USA Select Team is comprised of 11 players from eight WNBA teams.

USA Select Team
Kelsey Bone Kahleah Copper Stefanie Dolson Natasha Howard
Jewell Loyd Tiffany Mitchell Aerial Powers Sugar Rodgers
Odyssey Sims Kiah Stokes Elizabeth Williams  

"This is a really good group of young and talented athletes," said USA head coach Geno Auriemma. "I've already had the opportunity to work with several of them in a USA Basketball National Team setting, and I’m really looking forward to seeing them as well as the rest of the USA Select Team in this kind of setting."

Before Auriemma's star-studded team travels to Rio next month in search of a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal, they will host a four-team in an international tournament in Newark, Delaware, Bridgeport, Connecticut and New York, against Australia, Canada, and France.

The USA have been drawn in Group B alongside Canada, China, Spain, Senegal, and Serbia.