Jewell, Ace Will Play in Basketball World Cup
by dillon77 (2018-09-19 13:53:07)
Edited on 2018-09-19 14:08:36

This is Ms. Loyd's first appearance for the World Cup (nee Championship) or Olympics representing the United States. She, along with her Seattle Storm teammates Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart, have a chance to add another title to their year's accomplishments.

Congrats to Jewell.

Natalie "Ace" Achonwa has become a stalwart of the Canadian National team, along with former UConn and current NY Liberty guard Kia Nurse. Ace also led her winter team in the Korean league to the championship, so she's making a grab for more hardware, too.

Here's a paragraph summary on Canada (I've included the U.S. press release on the "reply" post)

"Canada – Another team to watch out for during the tournament is one not too far from the USA, and that’s Canada. In one of the final domestic USAB domestic exhibitions, Canada looked primed and ready to make a statement. In that exhibition, New York Liberty rookie Kia Nurse dropped a game-high 22 points for the Canadians, who led most of the game until the fourth quarter, when USA outscored them 26-12. Although Canada has taken a major hit in losing Kayla Alexander from the Indiana Fever due to injury, they still have a strong piece in forward Natalie Achonwa (Indiana Fever) and an experienced roster. Veteran leader Miranda Ayim has been a part of the national team since 2005 and even led them to the 2017 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup title. Don’t be surprised if Canada makes a deep run."