The U.S. Women’s National Team is officially journeying to Rio, beginning with the team’s first practice. Headlined by MVP candidates Tina Charles and Maya Moore, future Hall of Famers Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings, and rookie sensation Breanna Stewart, Team USA is seeking a sixth straight gold. They’re led by UConn head coach and 11-time NCAA national champion, Geno Auriemma, who led the squad to gold in 2012.
In 2012, Team USA led all countries in scoring, field-goal percentage, defensive field-goal percentage, rebounding, defensive rebounding, rebounding margin, blocks, assists, steals and assists-to-turnover ratio. With the 2016 Summer Games officially here, take a look into the sights, sounds and images of Team USA’s Road To Rio:
That’s a wrap for Day 1 of practice. Breanna Stewart and the squad are back at it tomorrow!
‘USA on 3!’
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 24, 2016
Diana Taurasi hits Brittney Griner with the no-look dime
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Reigning WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne shares her Team USA jersey
It’s raining triples in the Select Team’s practice
Jewell Lloyd laces up her kicks before Select Team practice