Honoring Brittney Griner: No One Wearing No. 15 for USA Women’s Basketball National Team

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Brittney Griner has now been wrongfully imprisoned in Russia for 216 days. Players across the League continue to honor, support, and pray for BG’s return home. The Mercury center represented USA Basketball in the following: 2020 Olympics2020 Women’s National Team2018 World Cup2016 Olympics2015 Women’s National Team2014 World Cup2011 Women’s National Team In honor of BG, no one on the USWNT will wear No. 15 during the 2022 FIBA World Cup. Players traditionally wear Nos. 4-15; however, they will don Nos. 4-14 and 16 this year.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by WSLAM (@wslam) Although they were missing WNBA champs members Kelsey Plum, A’ja Wilson, and Chelsea Gray, the USA Women’s team opened the World Cup with a decisive 87-72 win over Belgium. Alyssa Thomas nearly finished with a triple-double, recording an impressive stat line of 14 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. Breanna Stewart poured in 22 points, almost trying her World Cup record, as well as three blocks and three steals.  Stewie did all of 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 within 10 seconds… @breannastewart #USABWNT x #FIBAWWC pic.twitter.com/JDh6OfDL6Z— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) September 22, 2022 The USA Women’s National Team continues its World Cup run against Puerto Rico tonight at 8:30 ET. The post Honoring Brittney Griner: No One Wearing No. 15 for USA Women’s Basketball National Team appeared first on SLAM.

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