Archives for April 2012

Asjha Jones Takes 12th Spot in USA Olympic Roster

Another former UConn Huskies standout will be flying to London this July after Asjha Jones claimed the 12th and final spot on USA’s Women’s basketball team for the 2012 Olympics. Jones, who caught attention after earning the MVP honors in this year’s EuroLeague Women Final Eight, admitted that she was surprised when she got the […]

Australian Opals Name Training Camp Roster

The Australian Opals released their preliminary roster for the 2012 London Olympics on Friday, a month before the team opens their training camp. Notably missing in the 20-player training camp roster is veteran international player Penny Taylor, who will be missing the team’s campaign in London after tearing her ACL while playing in the EuroLeague […]

Brittney Griner Won’t Play for USA in 2012 London Olympics

Baylor University standout Brittney Griner is almost a shoe-in for the final roster for USA Women’s Basketball Team, but the dominant center declared that she will be unavailable for the 2012 London Olympics. Griner, who led the Lady Bears to an impressive title run this year, surprisingly informed USA Basketball that she will not be […]

Pat Summit Steps Aside as Tennessee Head Coach

Pat Summit’s 38-year coaching career came to an end on Wednesday night after Tennessee announced that the legendary coach stepped aside as head coach. In a statement released by the school, Summit, who as diagnosed with early onset of dementia, will be taking the title of “head coach emeritus”, while her long-time assistant Holly Warlick […]

Great Britain Trims Women Preliminary Squad to 18 Players

Great Britain’s preliminary roster has been trimmed down from 20 to 18 players after head coach Tom Maher made the first phase of cutting on Monday night. Bonnie Samuelson, who played for the Stanford Cardinals in this year’s NCAA Tournament, was cut from the preliminary squad along with Sarah Naylor, who played for the Sheffield […]

Nneka Ogwumike Picked #1 In WNBA Draft Results

2012 WNBA DRAFT – ROUND 1 1 Los Angeles — Nnemkadi Ogwumike 15-192 Seattle — Shekinna Stricklen 21-133 Minnesota — Devereaux Peters 27-74 Tulsa — Glory Johnson 3-315 San Antonio — Shenise Johnson 18-166 Phoenix — Samantha Prahalis 19-157 New York — Kelley Cain 19-158 Washington — Natalie Novosel 6-289 Connecticut — Astan Dabo 21-1310 […]

USA Women to Face China and Japan on May

Looking to build chemistry in time for the 2012 London Olympics, the USA women’s basketball team will collide with Asian powerhouses China and Japan as part of their three-day training camp on May in Seattle. The USA women’s basketball team is looking to shore up their familiarity since most of their players have conflicting schedules, […]

Maria Stepanova Won’t Play for Russia in 2012 London Olympics

Russia’s upcoming campaign in the 2012 London Olympics took a major setback after star Maria Stepanova was ruled out because of an injury. Stepanova, who has been one of the key figures for Russia in past major tournaments, will be sidelined after sustaining an ACL tear during the Final Eight of the recently-concluded EuroLeague Women […]

Australia’s Penny Taylor to Miss 2012 London Olympics

The gold medal hopes of the Australian Opals took a major blow after the team announced that Penny Taylor won’t play in the 2012 London Olympics. Basketball Australia confirmed that Taylor, who has been a major factor in their success for the past decade, won’t make it to London after sustaining an ACL injury while […]

WNBA Draft to be Held on April 16 at ESPN Studios

The 2012 WNBA Draft, which will feature the senior players who all made noise in the recently-concluded NCAA National Tournament, will be held on April 16 at the ESPN Studios. The Los Angeles Sparks, who won in the Draft Lottery, holds the first-overall pick and is expected to select Stanford University standout Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who […]