This summer will be quiet for the U.S. Senior Women’s National Team, which has already booked its spot in the 2012 London Olympics as the reigning FIBA World Champions. Nonetheless, Geno Auriemma is taking any opportunity to get time together on the court for his players. The WNBA’s late start to training camps allowed USA Basketball to schedule a mini-camp this week in Las Vegas. 23 players are taking part, including the Storm’s Sue Bird and Swin Cash.
Storm Head Coach Brian Agler is also in Vegas to watch and support his players.
While this practice time is important for players like Bird and Cash, who were part of the roster that won last fall’s FIBA World Championship in the Czech Republic, the camp is also an opportunity for USA Basketball to evaluate some younger talent. Notably, Baylor’s Brittney Griner is part of the roster. So too is Courtney Vandersloot, the Kent native and Gonzaga product recently drafted third overall by the Chicago Sky.
USABasketball.com is your spot for complete coverage of yesterday’s first day of practice, including photos, video interviews and quotes. And don’t forget to follow Swin on Twitter for behind-the-scenes photos and anecdotes.
UPDATE: Day two coverage includes a Cash video: