Thinking ahead to the Olympics

Who will make the 2012 Olympic basketball team this year?

Both myself and my favorite Division I assistant coach and columnist agree that there will be a change of the guard this time. He says there are five locked positions: Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Sylvia Fowles, Seimone Augustus and Candace Parker. He also sees Brittney Griner making the squad.

Here is the list of probables:

Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars)
Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx)
Alana Beard (Washington Mystics)
Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)
Rebekkah Brunson (Minnesota Lynx)
Swin Cash (Chicago Sky)
Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever)
Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun)
Shameka Christon (Chicago Sky)
Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury)
Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky)
Brittney Griner (Baylor University)
Lindsey Harding (Atlanta Dream)
Ebony Hoffman (Los Angeles Sparks)
Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun)
Kara Lawson (Connecticut Sun)
Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream)
Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun)
Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx)
Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks)
Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty)
Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury),
Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky)
Kia Vaughn (New York Liberty)
Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx)
Candice Wiggins (Minnesota Lynx)

Whom should be chosen? Speak.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with the 5 locked positions. I would add Catchings, Whalen and Maya Moore… I would love to see Sloot make it though I would think she would be a long shot.

  2. The players who I think should be on the Olympic team are:

    1) Seimone Augustus
    2) Sue Bird
    3)Tamika Catchings
    4) Tina Charles
    5) Sylvia Fowles
    6) Brittney Griner
    7) Angel McCoughtry
    8) Maya Moore
    9) Candace Parker
    10) Cappie Pondexter
    11) Diana Taurasi
    12) Lindsay Whalen

    Alternates:
    1) Rebekkah Brunson
    2) Ebony Hoffman

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