USA Basketball released rosters for the training camps from which the 2020 USA Basketball Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Teams will be determined, and 11 women will take part Feb. 12-13, while 16 men will train Feb. 13-14 at the Pullman Community Center in Chicago, Illinois.
From that pool of athletes, the USA Basketball 3×3 player selection committees will name four men and four women to represent USA Basketball at the 2020 FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament March 18-22 in Bengaluru, India. The top three finishing men’s and women’s 3×3 teams will earn berths into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games 3×3 basketball competition. As per FIBA regulations, all teams taking part in the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament must include at least two athletes who are ranked among the federation’s top 10 FIBA 3×3 athletes.
“This is an extremely exciting time for USA Basketball as we prepare for the first-ever 3×3 Olympic Qualification Tournament. This training camp is the next step towards earning a berth into the Olympic Games, so it is incredibly important,” said Jim Tooley , USA Basketball CEO. “Many of our country’s top available 3×3 players will be participating, and USA Basketball will be looking to select the best USA 3×3 teams possible for the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. We know it will be a very competitive training camp, and the selection committee will have a difficult challenge to narrow down the rosters.”
Taking part in the women’s training camp will be: Cierra Burdick (University of Tennessee ‘2015/Charlotte, N.C.); Layshia Clarendon (Connecticut Sun/San Bernadino, Calif.); Natasha Cloud (Washington Mystics/Broomall, Pa.); Napheesa Collier (Minnesota Lynx/O’Fallon, Mo.); Stefanie Dolson (Chicago Sky/Port Jervis, N.Y.); Kelly Faris (University of Connecticut ‘2013/Plainfield, Ind.); Allisha Gray (Dallas Wings/Sandersville, Ga.); Linnae Harper (Chicago Sky/Chicago, Ill.); Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces/Poway, Calif.); Katie Lou Samuelson (Chicago Sky/Huntington Beach, Calif.); Jackie Young (Las Vegas Aces/Princeton, Ind.).
The USA women earned their spot in the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament by virtue of their status on the FIBA 3×3 world rankings.
Participating in the men’s training camp will be: Canyon Barry (Iowa Wolves/Colorado Springs, Colo.); Kidani Brutus (Manhattan College ‘2012/Bronx, N.Y.); Pawel Buczak (Princeton University ‘2010/Moorestown, N.J.); Zahir Carrington (Lehigh University ‘2010/Philadelphia, Pa.); Marcel Esonwune (York College ‘2011/Queens, N.Y.); Damon Huffman (Brown University ‘2008/Petoskey, Mich.); Robbie Hummel (Purdue University ‘2012/Valparaiso, Ind.); Domonique Jones (Fort Hays State University ‘2011/Harlem, N.Y.); Joey King (University of Minnesota ‘2016/Eagan, Minn.); Kareem Maddox (Princeton University ‘2011/Los Angeles, Calif.); Dan Mavraides (Princeton University ‘2011/Los Angeles, Calif.); Craig Moore (Northwestern University ‘2009/Doylestown, Pa.); Antoinne Morgano (New Jersey City University ‘2005/Newark, N.J.); Michael Poole Jr. (Rutgers University ‘2014/New York, N.Y.); Dave Seagers (Dowling College ‘2010/Bronx, N.Y.); and Dylan Travis (Florida Southern College ‘2016/Omaha, Neb.).
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