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Auriemma, National Team Wrap Up Camp

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    Four days in Las Vegas and the U.S. Women's National Team training camp is in the books. There is still much work to be done before next summer's Olympics in London -- coach Geno Auriemma will need to trim the roster from 23 players, for starters -- but the last few days in the desert were more about coaches and players getting reacquainted, building chemistry and getting a taste of what Auriemma expects going forward.

    Former Husky Maya Moore is very familiar with how Auriemma likes his teams to play, and she spoke to USA Basketball about the the overall spirit of competitiveness during the week.

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    Moore also weighed in on the difficulty of pulling 23 players and a handful of coaches together for a four-day practice session. "It’s really hard," she said. "You’re not use to playing together, different styles, different plays, a few different concepts. Basketball is huge on chemistry so that’s why times like these are so important and I think everybody is really committed to developing that chemistry. So we chip away, spend time here and there and by the time the Olympics roll around hopefully that chemistry will be great."

    Auriemma also talked to USA Basketball about his thoughts on the week.

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    For now the players go their separate ways but the national team will reconvene in October for their next training camp.