LSU’s Angel Reese to make Team USA debut, headlines 2023 Women’s America’s Cup roster

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Reese of LSU during the second half of the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship basketball game against Iowa Sunday, April 2, , in Dallas. (AP Photo/Daren Cummings)

In the two months since LSU won the national championship, star Angel Reese has been in tears. in addition to its zero valuation a estimated $1.3 millionforward was recently Named to Team USA roster for the 2023 Women's AmeriCup.

The Women's 's Cup tournament is held every two years, featuring top players from 10 different countries in North America, South America and the Caribbean. The won the most recent tournament in 2021, marking the nation's fourth title in the event.

Making a 12-man roster is tough, and Reese tried several times. With some persistence, he did so. Now she has her eyes set on winning the gold medal, which USA claimed in 2019 and 2021.

Stanford's Lauren Bates, Tennessee's Rickia Jackson, South Carolina's Raven Johnson, USC's Raeha Marshall, UCLA's Karishma Osborne, Michigan's Layla Felia and Wake Forest's Jewel Spear were also named to the Team USA roster. The roster is not final, as other players may still be invited to training camp as part of the selection process.

Hailie Van Lith, who transferred from Louisville in LSU's first blockbuster move, will also aim to represent Team USA in a different capacity. she was one of the 18 athletes selected to participate in 2023 USA 3×3 Women's National Team Trials Which started on May 12 at Colorado College. In 2019, Van Lith earned 2019 FIBA ​​3×3 U18 World Cup MVP honors.

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The tournament will be held in Leon, Mexico. Team USA will play its first match on July 1 against Venezuela. Then, they would face Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba in group play. The quarter-finals will be held on July 7, the semi-finals on July 8 and the final on July 9.