From USA Basketball:
USA Basketball Women’s National Team’s exhibition schedule was announced today and will include exhibition contests against Brazil in Washington, D.C., on July 16, and Great Britain in Manchester, England, on July 18. Additionally, the USA is scheduled to play in a four-team tournament hosted by Turkey in Istanbul, July 21-24. The remaining two teams and the tournament schedule will be announced at a later date.
Following the mid-summer break in the WNBA season, the U.S. will gather in D.C. on July 14 for training prior to its July 16 doubleheader with the USA men’s team. The women will tip-off against Brazil at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are local) at the Verizon Center, followed by a USA men versus Brazil game at 8:00 p.m.
Two days later in the Manchester Arena, the USA women are scheduled to tip against host Great Britain at 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. EDT). The USA men also will face the host nation at the Manchester Arena, slated for July 19 at 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. EDT).
Tickets for both the USA Men’s and Women’s National Team games against their respective Great Britain counterparts will be available starting March 6th. To reserve your tickets please call +44 (0)844 847 8000 or visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Ticket information for the exhibition games in Washington, D.C. will be released at a later date.
The 12-member USA National Team that will compete against Brazil and Great Britain will be selected from the list of 21 finalists for the 2012 USA Women’s National Team, which include: Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars), Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx), Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Rebekkah Brunson (Minnesota Lynx), Swin Cash (Chicago Sky), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever), Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun),Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury), Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky), Brittney Griner (Baylor University),Lindsey Harding (Atlanta Dream), Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun), Kara Lawson (Connecticut Sun), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun), Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx),Candace Parker(Los Angeles Sparks), Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty), Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury), Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx) and Sophia Young (San Antonio Silver Stars).
USA Basketball also unveiled a new logo. The previous design has been in use since 1989. The mark will be worn by all USA Basketball teams including the men’s and women’s national teams as they pursue victory at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London Games this summer.