Bars…. when we think about global Basketball, one can’t help to know, think or even talk about the United States Dream teams. M.J., Magic, Bird, Swoopes, Cooper, Thompson, etc. Our USA Basketball teams set the bar so high in the 90’s that the rest of the world views the United States as the pedestal for 5X5 Basketball.
As the years of Basketball pass, other countries have attempted to knock US teams off of the gold medal pedestal. With the constant chip on our shoulder, we strive for excellence with every attempt to bring another gold medal home. Where everywhere else trains their athletes to prepare for the Olympics, we have trials to determine who will get chose to play for the gold.
Each year in May, we get a chance to see 150-175 player battle for 15 spots on any USA Basketball team. These young ladies come from all over the nation to showcase their skills in hopes of making the rosters. Coaches from different place bring their knowledge to help the kids understand playing, not just at the Olympics, but also, on the global stage.
Here are a few players that we were excited to watch from the first to the last rounds of trial cuts.
Here is a series of recaps of the USA Trials…