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Geno Auriemma talks Women’s National Team selection for 2016 Rio Games

Geno Auriemma talks Women’s National Team selection for 2016 Rio Games

“Obviously it’s always incredibly difficult to try to identify 12 players from a group of so many great players,” said USA and University of Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, who has directed the USA National Team to an overall 23-0 record and gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Championships. “The committee had a really difficult job this year, because it’s the first time in a long time that a lot more than 12 players could easily have been named to that team. But the 12 that were named are a great combination of Olympic gold-medal experience, multiple gold medal winners and great leaders.
“There is also an influx of young players, which not only is going to be a great benefit to us this year, but I think it will set the stage going forward in two years for the (FIBA) World Championship and then in four years in Tokyo. They will be the future of the USA Basketball Women’s National Team.”

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Denise J. Saul is the Founder/President of WSEN-Women's Sports & Entertainment Network.

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