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Q&A With Griner About Team USA
9:50 P.M., SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2011

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BG Destined for Greatness
9:45 A.M., FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2011

VALENCIA (FIBA) - There is a very real and tantalizing prospect that the United States women at next year's Olympics will have both Sylvia Fowles and Brittney Griner on its frontline.

The 26-year-old Fowles, a 1.98m Chicago Sky center who's been on the international radar since helping the Americans capture gold in Beijing, was recently named as the WNBA's Defensive Player of the Year.

Griner, a towering 2.03m center who is a rising junior at Baylor University, is the biggest star in the American college game.

She is showing signs of greatness on the USA's current tour in Europe.

In Wednesday night's game at Ros Casares, Griner scored 22 points, corralled eight rebounds and blocked three shots.

Both Fowles and Griner are crowd-pleasers.

Not only can they swat shots, but dunk.

Do an internet search for Griner dunks and there are plenty of videos to look at.

She'd rather fans see her slams live, though.

"If I can get a dunk in a game," she said to FIBA.com this week, "I'm going to try and do it so I can show them in person instead of them going on YouTube and looking at it."

Griner has done nothing to dampen the enthusiasm about her game during the USA's tour of Europe while playing for coach Geno Auriemma. For complete article please visit:

FIBA.com


BG on Road to London?
6:00 P.M., TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011

USA - Impressive Griner Has Great Shot of Making it to London

VALENCIA (London Olympics) - Geno Auriemma has the honor of leading the USA women's team and he does it with the same kind of enthusiasm he shows with his University of Connecticut sides.

The legendary coach would rather be nowhere else, it seems, than on the court working with many of the best players in the world.

That's the case even when some of his more high-profile stars like reigning world and Olympic champions Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles can't be with United States on their current tour in Europe.

The Americans just spent several days in Italy and are now in Valencia, Spain.

What coach would not want to have an opportunity to get to know, and work out with, a player like Brittney Griner, a rising junior at Baylor Universitywho could very well end up adding her name to a long list of Americans that have dominated the international game.

For complete article visit: FIBA

USA Basketball at the Mud Baths
8:30 P.M., SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2011

While Brittney is on the European Tour with USA Basketball, Caroline Williams, their PR person, has been super-helpful about sending me pictures of fun stuff they've been doing.

Today all except two of the girls visited a mud bath in Italy. Enjoy the photo gallery of the experience. BG is in most of them, she's the tall one!!!

USA Basketball

Julie

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