Tuesday, September 22, 2009

McCoughtry Off to Camp for the USA

Angel McCoughtry has accepted an invitation to attend the 2009 USA Basketball Women's National Team fall training camp.

The camp meets from September 30th to October 5th at American University in Washington, DC. A 12-member team will be assembled at some point in the future.

Currently attending the camp:

Alana Beard
Swin Cash
Tina Charles *
Shameka Christon
Candice Dupree
Lindsey Harding
Ebony Hoffman
Asjha Jones
Crystal Langhorne
Angel McCoughtry
Maya Moore *
Lindsey Whalen
Candice Wiggins

* - college player

Some players have already been named to the National Team, namely Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings, Diana Taurasi, Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles, Kara Lawson, Candace Parker and Cappie Pondexter.

I believe that this roster will be cut down to 14 point in time for the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women. The 2006 team, composed of WNBA stars and Candace Parker (at the time with the University of Tennessee), finished third at FIBA.

UPDATE: According to Chicago Sky Hoops, "After that, selected players will travel to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where the USA will compete in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational from October 9th-11th."


Anonymous said...

6 UConn players thats expected from Geno

Q McCall said...

I'm going to be sure to use Angel's invitation as ammo against Phoenix Stan in our ongoing ROY debate ;)

Anonymous said...

Let Phoenix Stan rant and rave forever....ain't no way Angel will miss out on ROY. Bonner's good but Angel is ridiculous...

Rebecca said...

Anon #1, the coach doesn't pick the players. The coach has input, but the committee picks the players. And out of the six- Bird, Taurasi, Cash, Jones, Charles, Moore- are any of them less worthy than some of the candidates on the list? Really?