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USA Women’s Basketball announces team for FIBA qualifying tournament, Mercury’s Diana Taurasi apart of roster

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Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was named to the 2024 FIBA Women’s Olympic Tournament team. The tournament will occur from Feb. 8-11 in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Who Will Participate

12 players will be on the 2024 USA Olympic Qualifying Tournament team.

This includes Ariel Atkins, Aliyah Boston, Napheesa Collier, Kahleah Copper, Rhyne Howard, Sabrina Ionescu, Jewell Loyd, Kelsey Plum, Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi, Alyssa Thomas, and Jackie Young.

Including Taurasi, there are seven previous Olympic winners on the team.

The Tournament is another way to evaluate players before putting together the final roster for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Mercury represented

Both Taurasi and Mercury’s Brittney Griner participated in the National Team’s minicamp. Although, Griner was not invited to be a part of this team.

However, it is worth noting that this does not mean the star won’t be on the USA’s final Olympic summer roster.

The focus now shifts to Taurasi and the FIBA Tournament happening next weekend in Belgium.


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Saleh Awwad is a writer/reporter covering the Arizona State Sun Devils, Phoenix High School Sports, and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @SalehAwwad_

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