Five Former UConn Huskies Headline 2016 Olympic Women’s Basketball Roster

by April 27, 2016

Twelve WNBA stars were named to the 2016 Women’s Olympic basketball team live on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning.

Three-time Gold medalists Diana Taurasi, Tamika Catchings and Sue Bird will captain the veteran squad. Reigning WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne and two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Brittney Griner join the team for the first time:

Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx)

Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)

Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever)

Tina Charles (New York Liberty)

Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky)

Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx)

Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury)

Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream)

Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx)

Breanna Stewart (University of Connecticut)

Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)

Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx)

Five of head coach Geno Auriemma’s  former players were named to the squad, including 21-year-old WNBA rookie Breanna Stewart.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Candace Parker was left off the roster.