USA Basketball Announces Roster for Wednesday's Exhibition Game vs. Terps
Oct. 29, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - USA Basketball announced its College Tour roster, which will play in Wednesday's exhibition game versus the Maryland women's basketball team. Tickets for the game are still available through the Comcast Center Ticket office by calling 1-800-IM-A-TERP or online at www.umterps.com.
The 10-player roster includes Olympic Games gold medalists Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Swin Cash and Lisa Leslie. Also listed on the roster are former college stars and WNBA players Seimone Augustus, Kara Braxton, Katie Feenstra, Kara Lawson, Taj McWilliams-Franklin and Loree Moore.
This summer, Taurasi, a former Connecticut star, helped the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury capture the 2007 league crown, defeating the Detroit Shocks' Braxton (Georgia), Cash (Connecticut) and Feenstra (Liberty). Lawson (Tennessee) helped the Sacramento Monarchs to the WNBA semifinals, while Loree Moore (Tennessee), a teammate of former Terrapin great Shay Doron, also helped the New York Liberty advance to the league playoffs. Leslie, a three-time WNBA Most Valuable Player, makes her return to the court after missing the 2007 WNBA season. Leslie and McWilliams-Franklin are members of the L.A. Sparks.
Feenstra will be making her second trip to Comcast Center. She was a member of the 13th-seeded Liberty University squad which upset fourth-seeded Penn State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament which was hosted by the University of Maryland. The Liberty eventually reached the Sweet 16, only the second team in tournament history to advance that far.
The game, which kicks off an eight-game college tour, is slated for a 7 p.m. tip-off. Kids aged 15 and under who are dressed up in a Halloween costume will be admitted into the game for free and are welcome to a Trick or Treat on the concourse. Maryland athletes will be handing out treats to celebrate the holiday.
Postgame, there will be a joint autograph session with three USA Basketball players and three Maryland players. Players are to be announced.
2007 USA National Team - College Tour
No. Name POS HT WNBA TEAM/COLLEGE
4 Loree Moore G 5-9 New York Liberty/Tennessee
5 Seimone Augustus F 6-1 Minnesota Linx/LSU
6 Sue Bird G 5-9 Seattle Storm/Connecticut
7 Swin Cash F 6-1 Detroit Shock/Connecticut
8 Kara Lawson G 5-9 Sacramento Monarchs/Tennessee
9 Lisa Leslie C 6-5 Los Angeles Sparks/USC
10 Taj McWilliams-Franklin F/C 6-2 Los Angeles Sparks/St. Edward's
12 Diana Taurasi G/F 6-0 Phoenix Mercury/Connecticut
13 Katie Feenstra C 6-8 Detroit Shock/Liberty
15 Kara Braxton F 6-6 Detriot Shock/Georgia