Twenty years ago today…..

Twenty years ago today, the Women’s National Team that would win the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics, and inspire the formation of the ABL and WNBA, was named:

One by one, in alphabetical order, each player received a knock on her door and were told they were up next and had to walk down the long hallway, replaying every moment of the trials in their heads. They all were nervous, emotionally spent and physically exhausted from the week-long trials process.

“I remember hanging out with Dawn (Staley) and Lisa (Leslie),” continued McGhee. “We were like the little crew. That was our little crew. I kept telling them that I knew they had made it. They said, ‘You made it Red, relax.’ I was like, ‘no.’ I was not feeling good about it. I went and cried. They were trying to make me laugh, but it was tough.”

Are we ever going to get an ESPN feature on this team?????

U16 team named:

The 12 players who will represent the USA as the U16 team are:

Jayda Adams (Mater Dei H.S./Santa Ana, Calif.); Desireé Caldwell (Johnson H.S./San Antonio, Texas); Aquira DeCosta (St. Mary’s H.S./Stockton, Calif.); Andra Espinoza-Hunter (Blair Academy, N.J./Ossining, N.Y.); Destiny Littleton (The Bishop’s School/San Diego, Calif.); Lauryn Miller (Kirkwood H.S./Kirkwood, Mo.); Alexis Morris (Legacy Christian Academy/Beaumont, Texas); Valencia Myers (Solon H.S./Solon, Ohio); Sedona Prince (Faith Academy/Liberty Hill, Texas); Honesty Scott-Grayson (Blair Academy/Brick, N.J.); Bexley Wallace (Pickerington Central H.S./Pickerington, Ohio); and Jade Williams (Prestonwood Christian Academy/The Colony, Texas).