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USA Basketball to Hold Camp and Exhibition at South Carolina
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USA Basketball to Hold Camp and Exhibition at South Carolina

Three Gamecock alumnae are currently part of the U.S. National Team pool who will attend camp.

July 18, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The 2018 USA Basketball Women’s National Team, led by South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, will tip off its journey to the 2018 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Columbia, S.C., where fans will be able to cheer on the U.S. in a Red-White intrasquad exhibition contest at Colonial Life Arena on Sept. 5, at 7 p.m.

“Of course, I’m excited to play a game here in Columbia,” Staley said. “Our fans have affinity for women’s basketball. I hope to see that same excitement in September. I know it’s a prelude to hopefully what will be a great season for our Gamecocks, but to see what’s going to take place in our arena in September will be quite exciting for them. I know they’ll come out in huge numbers to support our national team.”

Selected available members of the 2017-20 USA National Team pool, which includes Gamecock alumnae Allisha Gray, Tiffany Mitchell and A’ja Wilson, will open training camp Sept. 3 at the University of South Carolina. It will be the second training camp held in Columbia since Staley was named U.S. National Team head coach.

Following their time in Columbia, the team will travel up the coast to Bridgeport, Conn., to face Canada in a 7 p.m. game on Sept. 8 at Webster Bank Arena. The U.S. National Team will close out its domestic tour against Japan at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Georgia Washington University’s Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C.

Information on purchasing tickets for each of the exhibition games can be found at, and all tickets may be purchased through or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets for the intrasquad exhibition in Columbia will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thu., July 19, and can also be purchased at the Lexington Medical Center box Office inside Colonial Life Arena.

Prior to arriving in Tenerife, Canary Islands, for the Sept. 22-30 FIBA World Cup, the USA will play in a four-team, international tournament in Antibes, France, Sept. 15-17.

The final 12-member 2018 USA World Cup Team will be selected from the 2018-20 USA National Team pool, which currently includes: Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx); Sue Bird (Seattle Storm); Tina Charles (New York Liberty); Layshia Clarendon (Connecticut Sun); Napheesa Collier (University of Connecticut); Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics); Skylar Diggins-Smith (Dallas Wings); Stefanie Dolson (Chicago Sky); Asia Durr (University of Louisville); Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx); Allisha Gray (Dallas Wings); Chelsea Gray (Los Angeles Sparks); Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury); Tiffany Hayes (Atlanta Dream); Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm); Kayla McBride (Las Vegas Aces); Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream); Kelsey Mitchell (Indiana Fever); Tiffany Mitchell (Indiana Fever); Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx); Chiney Ogwumike (Connecticut Sun); Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks); Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces); Katie Lou Samuelson (University of Connecticut); Odyssey Sims (Los Angeles Sparks); Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm); Brittney Sykes (Atlanta Dream); Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury); Morgan Tuck (Connecticut Sun); Courtney Williams (Connecticut Sun); Sydney Wiese (Los Angeles Sparks); A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces); and Elizabeth Williams (Atlanta Dream).

Members of the USA National Team pool who are participating in the 2018 WNBA Finals will not be available for the beginning of the camp, but may be added at a later date.

Assisting Staley through the World Cup are Dan Hughes (Seattle Storm), Cheryl Reeve (Minnesota Lynx) and Jennifer Rizzotti (George Washington).