USA Basketball to play exhibition on April 26 in Seattle

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On April 26th, less than a month prior to the start of the WNBA season, the United States’ Basketball Women’s National Team will host a three-day camp in Seattle along with an exhibition contest against a yet to be determined opponent.

The game and the camp, which will take place at KeyArena, is serving as further preparations for the women’s national team as they prepare for the 2018 FIBA World Cup. The game itself is scheduled to occur at 10 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Pacific.

It will be great for us to get a chance to train a little bit, and at the end of training it would be good to get a chance to play an international opponent and see what we’re about.

–Dawn Staley, USA Basketball head coach (per press release)

I also want to thank the Storm, who have some great fans, for hosting us at KeyArena. It will be an exciting atmosphere for our exhibition game.

–Dawn Staley, USA Basketball head coach (per press release)

It is a special opportunity to see USA Basketball compete in advance of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup later this year and we’re eager to bring Storm fans and Seattle sports fans together to enjoy world class basketball.

–Alisha Valavanis, Storm president and general manager (per press release)

The FIBA World Cup takes place from Sept. 22-30 from Tenerife, Spain.

By: Akiem Bailum (@AkiemBailum on Twitter, Instagram)

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