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USA Basketball Women's National Team's Preliminary Roster Revealed Ahead of Olympic Qualifiers

Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner are a couple of names listed on the Olympic training camp roster. 

By Elisabeth Ford

Time to dig out your Team USA jerseys! The 2024 USA Basketball Women’s National Team has announced the training camp roster with impressive names among the list of 18 athletes, including five-time Olympic champion Diana Taurasi and two-time Olympian Brittney Griner.

From Feb. 2-4, the players will head to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York to train for the 2024 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (WOQT). The competition is held to battle for a place at this summer’s Olympic Games in Paris. Though the U.S. has already secured their spot in the Games from their win at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022, they will still be participating.

Following training camp, 12 of the 18 athletes will be selected to represent the U.S. at the WOQT. The lucky 12 will fly out to Antwerp, Belgium to participate in the tournament from Feb. 8-11.

“With less than 200 days until the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, we are excited to bring together a group of athletes who aspire to represent the United States not only in Antwerp, but ultimately Paris,” said Jennifer Rizzotti, USA Basketball Women’s National Team Committee Chair, per USA Basketball. “Not only will the training camp be tremendously valuable but the qualifying tournament in Belgium will offer a meaningful opportunity to compete against world-class talent as we get one step closer to selecting the 2024 USA Women’s National Team.”

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Team USA Women’s Basketball Roster

Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Diana Taurasi pose during the medal ceremony for the 2020 olympics

Here’s the star-studded list of players — and the years they participated in the Olympics — who will train in pursuit of USA’s eighth consecutive Olympic gold medal:

Ariel Atkins (2020)
Aliyah Boston
Napheesa Collier
(2020)
Kahleah Copper
Allisha Gray
(2020, 3x3)
Chelsea Gray (2020)
Brittney Griner (2016, 2020)
Rhyne Howard
Sabrina Ionescu
Betnijah Laney
Jewell Loyd
(2020)
Arike Ogunbowale
Kelsey Plum
(2020, 3x3)
Breanna Stewart (2016, 2020)
Diana Taurasi (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
Alyssa Thomas
A’ja Wilson
(2020)
Jackie Young (2020, 3x3)

Head coach Cheryl Reeve, from the Minnesota Lynx, will lead the charge to qualifying tournaments, with assistance from Mike Thibault of the Washington Mystics and Curt Miller of the Los Angeles Sparks, per USA Basketball.

How many times has Team USA Basketball won?

The U.S. women’s basketball team has dominated the Olympics more than any other nation, even giving the U.S. men’s team a run for their money.

Women’s basketball was added as an Olympic sport in 1976, with nine of the 12 gold medals being awarded to Team USA, which has gone undefeated since 1996.

Below are all the Summer Games in which they took gold:

Los Angeles (1984)

Seoul (1988)

Atlanta (1996)

Sydney (2000)

Athens (2004)

Beijing (2008)

London (2012)

Rio (2016)

Tokyo (2020)

Everything to Know About the FIBA WOQT

Team US pose with their gold medals during the Women's Basketball medal ceremony at the 2020 olympics

Sixteen teams will go head-to-head at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments next month to stake their claim to a spot in the Paris Olympics.

Team USA and Olympic host country France are already assured a seat to the games, but will still be competing in the tournaments, according to the Olympics official website. The 14 other teams will battle for the remaining 10 spots.

The participating teams are: USA, France, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Serbia, Germany, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Senegal, Brazil, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Aside from the U.S., many other teams have announced their player roster, including Japan, Hungary, Canada, France, China, Brazil, Senegal and Australia, per FIBA. The rest of the rosters will be confirmed during the Technical Meeting before the start of the competition.

The U.S. will face off against Nigeria, Belgium and Senegal. The top two teams, not including the Americans, will qualify for the Olympics this summer. Three other tournaments will be happening in Brazil, China, and Hungary to determine the rest of the Olympic slots.

To see how Team USA performs at the 2024 Olympics, tune in to Peacock and NBC beginning July 26.

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