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USA Basketball unveils 29 player pool for national team

USA basketball has unveiled the 29-person pool from which both the 2018 USA World Cup as well as the 2020 Olympic team are expected to be selected.

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USA Basketball has unveiled the Women's National Team pool, according to a press release.

The 2018 USA World Cup Team is expected to be selected from the newly unveiled pool of players. Of the 29 members, 13 are Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists.

The 29 members of the 2017-20 USA National Team roster are:

Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx)
Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)
Tina Charles (New York Liberty)
Layshia Clarendon (Atlanta Dream)
Napheesa Collier (Connecticut)
Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics)
Skylar Diggins-Smith (Dallas Wings)
Stefanie Dolson (Chicago Sky)
Asia Durr (Louisville)
Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx)
Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury)
Tiffany Hayes (Atlanta Dream)
Jantel Lavender (Los Angeles Sparks)
Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm)
Kayla McBride (Las Vegas Aces)
Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream)
Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State)
Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx)
Chiney Ogwumike (Connecticut Sun)
Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks)
Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces)
Katie Lou Samuelson (Connecticut)
Odyssey Sims (Los Angeles Sparks)
Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm)
Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)
Morgan Tuck (Connecticut Sun)
Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx)
Courtney Williams (Connecticut Sun)
A'ja Wilson (South Carolina)

The release also announced a minicamp that will take place Feb. 9-11, 2018 at the University of South Carolina, home of National Team and South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley. This will be the second Staley-run camp for the National Team.

"I'm incredibly pleased with the pool of players that make up the 29 and the different experiences that they bring to the team," said Staley in the release. "I'm looking forward to putting my stamp on this training camp, because it's new, it's different. Yet, you can give the 29 members of the pool anything to run, and they're going to make you look good.

“We just have to get together to form some chemistry. Many of us have been together and worked together, just not in this capacity. So, anytime we can get the USA National Team together and work for a few days, it's only going to benefit us in the long run. Anytime you can assemble the best players in our country together in one place, it always is an incredible thing.”

The collegiate members of the roster, as well as those playing overseas in Asia, (Fowles, Loyd, and Stewart), will be unavailable for the February minicamp.

As per usual, there will be some fluidity to the roster. It is expected, however, that the 12-member 2018 USA World Cup and 2020 U.S. Olympic teams will be comprised of members from the 2017-20 roster.