There’s work to do for america girls’s basketball group to win a seventh straight gold medal at Olympics 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Like the lads’s group, the ladies scuffled throughout their exhibition calendar, dropping video games to Australia and a WNBA All-Star group. Nonetheless, Staff USA — which carries a dominant 49-game Olympic successful streak courting again to the bronze medal recreation in 1992 — is the overwhelming favourite.
Comply with all of the 2020 Olympics motion
Staff USA roster
The group is skilled and loaded with expertise. Reigning WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson, considered one of six first-time Olympians on the roster, and reigning WNBA Finals MVP Breanna Stewart prepared the ground whereas Sue Chicken and Diana Taurasi are every on the lookout for a fifth gold medal, unprecedented for a group sport.
Right here is the total roster (listed with place, WNBA group, variety of Olympics berths):
Ariel Atkins, guard, Washington Mystics, 1st Olympics
Sue Chicken, guard, Seattle Storm, fifth
Tina Charles, ahead, Washington Mystics, third
Napheesa Collier, ahead, Minnesota Lynx, 1st
Skylar Diggins-Smith, guard, Phoenix Mercury, 1st
Sylvia Fowles, heart, Minnesota Lynx, 4th
Chelsea Grey, guard, Las Vegas Aces, 1st
Brittney Griner, heart, Phoenix Mercury, 2nd
Jewell Loyd, guard, Seattle Storm, 1st
Breanna Steward, ahead, Seattle Storm, 2nd
Diana Taurasi, guard, Phoenix Mercury, fifth
A’ja Wilson, ahead, Las Vegas Aces, 1st
Staff USA coaches
Corridor of Fame South Carolina coach Daybreak Staley, who received three gold medals as a participant, is tasked with mixing and matching all of this expertise. Her assistants are Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve, former Seattle Storm head coach Dan Hughes and Connecticut Solar president Jennifer Rizzotti.
Staff USA schedule, opponents
The match consists of three teams with 4 groups apiece — the Individuals are in a gaggle with France, Japan and Nigeria. The highest two groups from every group, plus the highest two third-place groups within the spherical robin, advance to the quarterfinals. Australia and Spain are different groups to regulate.
Tuesday, July 27: USA vs. Nigeria, 12:40 a.m. ET, USA Community
Friday, July 30: USA vs. Japan, 12:40 a.m. ET, USA Community
Monday, Aug. 2: USA vs. France, 12:40 a.m. ET, USA Community
Quarterfinals: Aug. 3 and 4
Semifinals: Aug. 6
Bronze medal recreation: Aug. 7, 3 a.m. ET
Gold medal recreation: Aug. 7, 10:30 p.m. ET