Brittney Griner is now being held hostage in Russia. 216 days. Players across the league continue to celebrate, support and pray for BG to return home. The Mercury Center represented USA Basketball with:
- 2020 Olympics
- 2020 Women’s National Team
- 2018 World Cup
- 2016 Olympics
- 2015 Women’s National Team
- 2014 World Cup
- 2011 Women’s National Team
To BG’s credit, no one on the USWNT will wear No. 15 during the 2022 FIBA World Cup. Players typically wear numbers 4-15; But this year they will do numbers 4-14 and 16.
Despite missing WNBA champions Kelsey Plum, Aja Wilson and Chelsea Gray, the USA Women’s Team opened the World Cup with an 87-72 win over Belgium. Alyssa Thomas nearly finished with a triple-double with 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Breanna Stewart scored 22 points, nearly matching her World Cup record, as well as three blocks and three steals.
The USA Women’s National Team continues their World Cup match against Puerto Rico tonight at 8:30 p.m.