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    2016 US Olympic Team Training Camp to be Held in Storrs
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    Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart (30) shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against SMU Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Dallas.

    The USA Basketball Women's National Team training two day training camp will be held at the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center in Storrs, according to the University of Connecticut. 

    There has ben 25 finalists selected for the U.S. Olympic Tem for 2016-- UConn players heavily represented among the finalists including WNBA stars and UConn alum Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Tina Charles (New York Liberty), Stefanie Dolson (Washington Mystics), Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx), Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury) and Breanna Stewart (University of Connecticut).

    Breanna Stewart is the only collegiate athlete who has been selected as a finalist for the Olympic team. 

    "Because of the quality and talent in the USA National Team pool, every time we pare the list it is a difficult task,"  said Carol Callan, USA Basketball Women's National Team Director and chair of the USA Basketball Women's National Team Player Selection Committee. "Yet, we eventually have to get down to a 12-member team."

    Photo by Miquel Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    The committee is responsible for narrowing down the pool of finalist for the 12 person Olympic team.

    The USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp will be on Feb. 21 to 23 at the UConn Storr's campus.