2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team announced
The 12 members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team were announced by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee on Wednesday.
Nine of the players have previously won at least one gold medal, with veterans Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taursi each looking for their fourth Olympic titles.
Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles return for their third Olympic Games, while Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Angel McCoughtry are playing in their second.
Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Breanna Stewart, the recent No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, are the newcomers.
The USABWNT is looking to win its sixth-straight Olympic gold medal.
Play begins at the Rio Olympics on Aug. 6, with the U.S. playing Senegal in its first game.