Colorado Springs, Colorado (October 26, 2023) — The USA Basketball Women’s National Team today announced the rosters for exhibition games versus the University of Tennessee on Nov. 5 and Duke University on Nov. 12, in addition to its roster for its training camp which will be held in Atlanta from Nov. 7-9. USA Basketball, which is in pursuit of its eighth consecutive Olympic gold medal, continues to evaluate the 2021-24 USA Women’s National Team player pool prior to naming a team for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Tickets for both games are on sale at USAB.com/tickets.
Sixteen players will participate next month.
Five-time Olympic champion Diana Taurasi headlines the group and is one of seven players who will appear in both exhibition games. Kahleah Copper, Allisha Gray, Brittney Griner, Rhyne Howard, Sabrina Ionescu and Azurá Stevens will also be on both rosters.
In total, seven Olympians will participate between the two games and training camp including Ariel Atkins (2021), Gray (2021, 3×3), Griner (2021, 2016), Angel McCoughtry (2016, 2012), Kelsey Plum (2021, 3×3), Taurasi (2021, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2004) and Jackie Young (2021, 3×3).
Additionally, Atkins, Copper, Ionescu, Betnijah Laney and Plum were members of the 2022 USA Women’s World Cup Team that won the gold medal in Sydney last fall.
The list of participating athletes is rounded out by Aliyah Boston, Dearica Hamby, Natasha Howard and Arike Ogunbowale, all of whom have previous USA Basketball experience.
2021-24 USA Basketball Women’s National Team head coach Cheryl Reeve (Minnesota Lynx) will coach the USA in both games and lead training camp. She will be assisted by Mike Thibault (Washington Mystics) and Curt Miller (Los Angeles Sparks).
Tanisha Wright (Atlanta Dream), who led the Dream to their first playoff appearance in five years this season, and Stephanie White (Connecticut Sun), the 2023 WNBA Coach of the Year, will serve as court coaches. Wright will coach in Knoxville, Tennessee, while White will be in Atlanta and Durham, North Carolina.
The Nov. 5 game versus Tennessee will be broadcast on the SEC Network at 6 p.m. ET. The USA’s matchup with Duke on Nov. 12 will be on ACC Network Extra at Noon ET, and broadcast on a delay later that evening ACC Network at 8 p.m. ET.
The Lady Vols have hosted USA Basketball three times, most recently as part of the 2007 College Tour that saw USA edge Tennessee 83-72 in Knoxville. The matchup between USA and Duke will be the second overall and first since 1999, when USA Basketball defeated the Blue Devils 71-45 in Durham.
As part of its Olympic preparation, USA Basketball will participate in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in early February before hosting training camp during the NCAA Women’s Final Four™ in Cleveland. Details will be confirmed at a later date.