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Quotes from USA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Team Members

  • Date:
    Feb 17, 2020

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(All eight U.S. players, in alphabetical order)

Canyon Barry
"It is huge. I think anytime you get to wear USA on your chest, it’s a big deal. It’s a big honor for us to be selected by the committee. There were a lot of great players at the tryout, and now we just have to focus on getting together, practicing and doing everything in our power to get the USA qualified for Tokyo.”

Napheesa Collier
“I feel so honored to have been selected to the 3x3 team. Any time I get to wear that USA across my chest is such a blessing, and I can’t wait to represent in India.”

Stefanie Dolson
“It means so much to me that they chose me to be a part of this 3x3 team. It’s always an honor to wear the USA jersey, but to be able to do it in a sport that is just now starting to grow and will be in the Olympics for the first time is amazing. I can’t wait to get to the qualifiers and to try and help get us to the Olympics.”

Allisha Gray
“I am so excited, beyond words, to be selected as a member of the USA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Team. It is such an honor to put on a jersey with those three letters across your chest, knowing that you get to represent your country, and I look forward to being one of the four representing for the USA.”

Robbie Hummel
“It is a huge honor. Anytime you get to represent your country, whether it is five-on-five or 3x3, you certainly have to remember all of the people who played before you and have had the opportunity to do amazing things for USA Basketball. I’m incredibly honored.

“There are so many people that have put so much into 3x3, whether it is the guys on the team, or the 16 guys that were at training camp in Chicago, I think it’s a huge opportunity for our country. It’s an awesome platform, trying to make the Olympic Games. We are really looking forward representing the 16 guys and the United States of America at the highest level of 3x3 basketball.”

Dominique Jones
“It is such an honor that USA basketball is trusting me with such a monumental opportunity to make history for our country. I am so grateful and excited for this opportunity.”

Kareem Maddox
“It’s beyond exciting to be on the first team the USA will send to try and earn a spot in the Olympics. We’ve all been working towards the goal of making the Olympics for 3x3 for the past three years, and it feels great to be in the driver’s seat during this make or break moment.”

Kelsey Plum
“I’m super grateful for this opportunity to represent USA Basketball in this next 3x3 tournament. It’s always a privilege, and I wear the jersey with pride”

 

 

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