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Collier, Samuelson Earn Spots to Try Out For Team USA

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    Two current UConn players will join several former Huskies in the pool of players that will try out for spots on the USA Basketball Women's National.

    Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson both earned spots on the team pool, which was announced on Thursday.

    The pair will join former UConn stars Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Stefanie Dolson, Tiffany Hayes, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck on the squad.

    In all, 29 players were named to the roster.

    The 2017-20 USA Basketball Women's National Team is coached by current South Carolina coach Dawn Staley.

    UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, who coached Team USA to gold medals in the Olympics in London and Rio, will serve as a special adviser.

    The players ultimately selected to the team will compete in the 2018 FIBA World Cup of Basketball and if the team qualifies, they will also play in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.