Houston, TX -- The Olympic women's basketball team wrapped up it's USA exhibition schedule on Tuesday, August 2 with a final practice in Houston, Texas.
The team ran through drills and even got up and down the floor before going over their offensive and defensive principles. The team has played in three games in their last week of their USA tour, playing all over the map from Southern California to Madison Square Garden.
"I feel like we've gotten better and better each day, every practice and every game. Everyone seems physically ready," Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne said.
Lots of laughs were passed around as the practice went on, with the excitement of finally heading to Rio in the air.
"I think we are excited to get on that charter and get over there. We've been in the US now for a week, we've played three really tough games against three really good teams, and you know for us that's what we really need," four-time Olympian Diana Taurasi said.
"We need those games to see what we need to get better at, and to see things that we are good at, and so I think everyone's feeling confident and ready to get there."
With the whole team spending most of all their time together, they had the opportunity to get to know each other and really work on their chemistry as a whole.
"Every time we get on the court together, every time we play together we're understanding what each player wants to do," Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart said. "When you're on the court with four other great players, and you have the other 11 best players in the world it's really not that difficult to create that chemistry."
The team seemed focused and determined for their quickly upcoming overseas trip, with most of practice time being spent efficiently. With three games under their belt including a big win over the powerhouse Australian team, the team was able to put up shots with ease and lighthearted laughs.
The chemistry of the team seemed effortless, amid jokes between players and even Coach Geno Auriemma joining in the fun.
"It's been amazing, really great," Delle Donne said. "I feel like we don't even have to work on it everyone gets along so well. I mean we know each other very well playing against each other all year long and all season long, so so far it's been great."
The team will spend the night flying to Brazil, as their next time hitting the floor will be in Rio.