Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge
Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. UConn coach Geno Auriemma has been impressed by what many of his former players are accomplishing off the court. They were following who they are.Montgomery and Hayes smiled at the thought that a dozen years ago the UConn players had any aspirations of being social activists. Both Hayes and Montgomery loved seeing Auriemma and his wife and family at a protest in his community last month. I knew my mind wasnt there, my heart wasnt there, Montgomery said.
USA basketball releases women's national team pool
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: (L-R) Gold medalists Breanna Stewart #9, Maya Moore #7, head coach Geno Auriemma, Tina Charles #14, Sue Bird #6 and Diana Taurasi #12 of United States pose for photos after the Women's Basketball2019-20 USA Basketball Womens National Team Pool has been annouced with legends such as Sue Bird and newcomers like Asia Durr. The pool is as follows:To view the roster and more plans for USA basketball, click here. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
WNBA All-Star selections announced with mostly notable names and a few newcomers
The WNBA All-Star selections have been announced with now 7 time All-Star Candice Dupree and Tina Charles making the cut. Even though the roster is filled with a lot of All-Star veterans, there are five newcomers to the star studded squads. Natasha Howard, Kia Nurse, Diamond DeSheilds, Odyssey Sims and Erica Wheeler are coming to Vegas as All-Stars for the first time ever. The whole list of All-Star starters and reserves:You can catch all the All-Star action on July 26th-27th.