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Dishin & Swishin: What USA Basketball Means, The Players Speak (Part 2)

<em>USA Senior National Team Relaxes in Between Games (Photo by Marek Grzesiuk)</em>
USA Senior National Team Relaxes in Between Games (Photo by Marek Grzesiuk)

Yesterday I began sharing with you a two point series on what playing for USA Basketball, winning those medals, representing your country, means to the members of the USA senior national team participating in the FIBA 2010 World Championships.

We covered Jayne Appel, Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Candice Dupree and Tina Charles, while I explained why I didn't have a soundbite from Tamika Catchings.

Today we will hear from the rest of the team.

Asjha Jones, Forward - Gold Medal: 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.

Dishin & Swishin: Asjha Jones on USA Basketball

Angel McCoughtry, Forward/Guard - Gold Medals: 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational, 2007 Pan American Games.

Dishin & Swishin: Angel McCoughtry on USA Basketball

Maya Moore, Forward - Gold Medals: 2009 World University Games, 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

Dishin & Swishin: Maya Moore on USA Basketball

Diana Taurasi, Guard - Gold Medals: 2008 Olympic Games, 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2004 Olympic Games, 2000 Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament.
Silver Medal: 2007 FIBA World League Tournament.
Bronze Medals: 2006 FIBA World Championship, 2001 Junior World Championship.
Honors: 2006 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year

Dishin & Swishin: Diana Taurasi on USA Basketball

Lindsay Whalen, Guard - Gold Medals: 2003 FIBA World Championship For Young Women (U21), 2002 World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Tournament (U20).

Dishin & Swishin: Lindsay Whalen on Her Role for Team USA

With the exception of a few they aren't big on experience, and for that matter, they aren't that big in physical stature.  But they wear their national uniform with pride.  They have the skills, and they have the heart.  Now we have a little bit longer to see if that all translates into gold for the United States.