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TIP DRILL
RICHARD DEITSCH
April 16, 2012
NUTMEG SPICED
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April 16, 2012

Tip Drill

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NUTMEG SPICED

U.S. Olympic women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma makes no apologies for Team USA, which is husky with former Auriemma players (Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi). "What those players have done since they left Connecticut has been nothing short of remarkable," says Auriemma, who could say that about his entire squad. All 11 players selected to the team have won either an Olympic gold medal (for some, multiple gold medals) or a world championship medal. The last of the 12 roster spots is expected to be filled in early May, and the smart money is on a game-changing collegian from Baylor. "Everybody knows I'm a big fan of Brittney Griner," Auriemma says. "Do I think a 6'8" kid could help us be even better? Yeah, I think so."

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