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Washington basketball legend Kelsey Plum (2013-17) has been named to the 2024 U.S. women’s national basketball team roster.

Plum, who won a gold medal with the U.S. national team’s 3×3 team at the Tokyo Olympics, will represent the U.S. national team on the 5×5 team at the Paris Olympics as the Americans seek their eighth consecutive Olympic gold medal and their 10th overall.

Plum was also a member of the 2022 U.S. Women’s National Team that won its 11th World Championship gold medal in Sydney, qualifying the U.S. for the Paris Games. She is in her sixth season (not counting 2020) with the Las Vegas Aces and has won two consecutive WNBA championship titles in 2022 and 2023.

At Washington, Plum became the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer (3,527 points – held through 2024) and broke the 33-year-old NCAA career record for free throws made (912). She broke the NCAA single-season record with 1,109 points in the 2016-17 season (held through the end of the 2023-24 season). Plum became UW’s all-time leading three-pointer, the Pac-12’s leading single-season scorer and set the Pac-12 record for most points in a game (57). In 2017, Plum was named Player of the Year by the AP, espnW and Pac-12, a WBCA and USWBA All-American (also in 2016) and Seattle Sports Star of the Year. She was also unanimously selected to the AP First Team All-American, espnW First Team All-American and All-Pac-12. In 2017, Plum won the Dawn Staley, Ann Meyers Drysdale and Nancy Lieberman Awards, as well as the Wade and Naismith Trophies. In 2016, Plum was named a Wooden Award All-American and a Naismith Award semifinalist, among many other accolades. Plum was selected to the All-Pac-12 Team four times and was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2014. She was the first No. 1 draft pick in Washington basketball history on both the men’s and women’s sides when she was selected first overall by the San Antonio Stars in the 2017 WNBA Draft.

 


USA Basketball Release: 2024 U.S. Women’s National Basketball Team Announced

USA Basketball today announced the 2024 U.S. Women’s National Basketball Team that will compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, which will be held July 26-August 11, 2024. The team features 12 athletes with extensive U.S. Basketball experience, including Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury), who will be competing in the Olympic Games for the sixth consecutive year, and nine athletes who have won at least one Olympic gold medal.

In addition to Taurasi, the 2024 U.S. women’s national team includes Napheesa Collier (Minnesota Lynx), Kahleah Copper (Phoenix Mercury), Chelsea Gray (Las Vegas Aces), Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury), Sabrina Ionescu (New York Liberty), Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm), Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces), Breanna Stewart (New York Liberty), Alyssa Thomas (Connecticut Sun), A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces) and Jackie Young (Las Vegas Aces). READ MORE

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