Fevers Hoffman Joins Group of Athletes to Accept USA Basketball Training Camp Invitation
Indiana Fever forward Ebony Hoffman is one of fourteen athletes who have been members of prior USA Basketball teams to have accepted invitations to attend the 2009 USA Basketball Women's National Team's fall training camp as the U.S. begins preparations for the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
The 14 athletes will join the previously announced eight members of the 2009-12 USA Basketball Women's National Team at the squad's fall training camp, scheduled for Sept. 30 - Oct. 5 at American University in Washington, D.C., in hopes of being added to the 2009-12 USA Basketball Women's National Team roster. Invitations to attend the USA training camp were made by the five member USA Basketball Women's National Team Player Selection Committee. The eventual 12-member team that will compete in the 2010 FIBA World Championship is expected to be selected from the 2009-12 USA National Team.
Others added to the USA training camp roster were: Jayne Appel (Stanford / Pleasant Hill, Calif.); Alana Beard (Washington Mystics); Swin Cash (Seattle Storm); Tina Charles (Connecticut / Jamaica, N.Y.); Shameka Christon (New York Liberty); Candice Dupree (Chicago Sky); Lindsey Harding (Washington Mystics); Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun); Crystal Langhorne (Washington Mystics); Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream); Maya Moore (Connecticut / Lawrenceville, Ga.); Lindsay Whalen (Connecticut Sun); and Candice Wiggins (Minnesota Lynx).
The 14 USA National Team hopefuls includes a total of 12 who have previously aided U.S. teams to gold medals and six of whom were members of the 2007-08 USA Women's National Team, including Beard, Cash, Jones, Harding, Whalen and Wiggins. The Feverís Hoffman helped the USA to a gold medal at the 2002 Confederation of Pan American Basketball Associations, earning the USA a berth in the first World Championship for Young Women.