Led by 2004 Selections Sue BIRD, Tamika CATCHINGS, and Diana TAURASI to lead the team into battle for the GOLD.
Just looking at the 3 Captains....maybe the best POINT GODDESS in the WORLD in Bird, the most versatile and impact player on both ends in the game today in CATCHINGS, and a Top 5 Player in the WORLD in Taurasi......SPLASH USA Women's Team.
Looking at the 2012 USA Women's Roster coached by Geno AURIEMMA are as:
G Sue BIRD Seattle STORM
G/F Diana TAURASI Phoenix MERCURY
G Lindsey WHALEN Minnesota LYNX
G/F/C Candace PARKER LA SPARKS
F Tamika CATCHINGS Indiana FEVER
F Seimone AUGSTUS Minnesota LYNX
F Swin CASH Chicago SKYY
F Angel McCOUGHTRY Atlanta DREAM
F Maya MOORE Minnesota LYNX
C Tina CHARLES Connecticut SUN
C Sylvia FOWLES Chicago SKYY
The overall talent explodes on you looking at the roster and it has players that can play multiple positions and all these young ladies can Defend and none of them played at UCONN for Coach Auriemma....LOL.
The Team will be looking to add 1 more player and how could you not add BAYLOR's dominant and arguably the best Center in the WORLD (no hard feelings to CHARLES, FOWLES, or AUSSIE Lauren JACKSON) in Brittney GRINER. Not since 1988 has the US Women's National Team had to add College PLAYERS and in that year they added two.
AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, the CZECH Republic, SPAIN, and BRAZIL will be APPLE Turnovers and the US Team knows they have their work cutout.