New York Liberty’s Janel McCarville and Loree Moore Named to USA Basketball Women’s Select Team
The team will compete in the FIBA World League Tournament in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Oct. 22-27. In addition to the USA Select Team, the tournament features seven professional club teams from around the globe, including teams from Australia, China, Cuba, Hungary, Lithuania and Russia.
Also named to the 2007 USA Basketball Women’s Select Team were: Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx); Sue Bird (Seattle Storm); Katie Feenstra (Detroit Shock); Kara Lawson (Sacramento Monarchs); Taj McWilliams-Franklin (Los Angeles Sparks); DeLisha Milton Jones (Washington Mystics); Cappie Pondexter (Phoenix Mercury); Katie Smith (Detroit Shock); Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury).
McCarville and Moore both completed their third season in the WNBA in 2007. They both were the only members of the Liberty squad to earn post-season honors from the League, with McCarville nabbing the Most Improved Player of the Year award and Moore being named to the All-Defensive Second Team. Get more dish on McCarville and Moore's season in 2007.
The U.S. team's preliminary game will take place on October-22nd at 3:30AM (EDT). For more details, click here.
Moore (On playing with the USAB Select Team):
“To be able to play with players of this caliber and to learn from them will be very special. I’ll get an opportunity to see how they prepare for games, what they’re focusing on and what’s going through their minds. And that will really help me as an individual player and the Liberty if I can come back and put some of that knowledge into practice. Hopefully it will help me to mature both as a basketball player and as a person."
McCarville (On playing with the USAB Select Team):
"It's such an honor to have the chance to play for my country. Being able to represent the Liberty on the international stage and follow my dreams to wear the USA jersey is very special to me. I will be surrounded by some of the best athletes and coaches in the world. I know it will be an experience like no other."