Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart named to U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team
NEW YORK — Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Tamika Catchings will play in their fourth Olympics, anchoring the U.S. women’s basketball team heading to the Rio Games in August.
The trio was among 12 players named to the team that was announced Wednesday morning, a group that included first-time Olympians Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Seattle Storm‘s #1 WNBA draft pick Breanna Stewart.
Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen, Angel McCoughtry, Tina Charles and Sylvia Fowles round out the American squad that will be trying for a sixth consecutive U.S. gold medal.
The U.S. hasn’t lost an Olympic game since a defeat in the semifinals of the 1992 Olympics.
Two-time Olympian Candace Parker was left off the roster.