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Lynx lead in Olympic Team finalists

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All 12 WNBA teams are represented with 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team finalists. Four Minnesota Lynx players — Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen — are among 25 finalists selected by USA Basketball, the most of any league team, it was announced Monday. “Naming the Olympic Team finalists is another step in our selection process,” said Carol Callan, USA Basketball Women’s National Team Director, in a released statement. “We eventually have to get down to a 12-member team. Because of the quality and talent in the USA National Team pool, every time we pare the list it is a difficult task.”

Augustus (2008, 2012) and Fowles (2008, 2012) are among six hopefuls as Olympic multiple gold medalists; Moore (2012) and Whalen (2012) are among four others with at least one gold medal — 10 current WNBAers in all. Continue Reading →

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