Maya Moore, Sylvia Fowles, Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus have all accepted invitations to attend the USA Basketball training camp later this month. But they all hope they can't go.
The camp, held in Santa Barbara, Cal., will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2. And that means no Lynx players will be able to go should they reach the WNBA finals, which will be running at the same time.
In all, 30 players are on the training camp roster, a who's who of WNBA stars. The list includes 12 players who have won Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medals. But the list also includes five college All-Americans. Dawn Staley will be the 2017-2020 USA woman's national team coach.
The college players included on the list are Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson of Connecticut, Asia Durr of Louisville, Kelsey Mitchell of Ohio State and A'ja Wilson of South Carolina.
The camp is designed to help identify and prepare players for future USA national team evens, including the 2018 World Cup.