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2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup: A’ja Wilson Can’t Be Stopped

Fresh off the plane from Las Vegas, A’ja Wilson, and Team USA continue to roll.

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The 2022 WNBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds in her FIBA World Cup debut against China on Friday.

The U.S. went on to defeat China 77-63 in the closest finish for the reigning champions thus far.

Alyssa Thomas and Chelsea Gray each contributed 12 points, as the team worked players from the WNBA champion Aces into the squad.


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On Sunday, Team USA blew the roof off.

The U.S. broke the World Cup scoring record against South Korea with a whopping 145 points, surpassing Brazil’s 143 points total in 1990.

Eight different players scored in double digits, led by Wilson’s 20 points and Brionna Jones’ 24, as Team USA extended its World Cup winning streak to 26.

Meanwhile…

WNBA star Candice Dupree is joining the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach, the team announced Friday.

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Dupree spent 16 seasons in the WNBA, was a seven-time All-Star, and won the 2014 championship with the Phoenix Mercury.
Gregg Popovich’s staff in San Antonio has been a pipeline for coaching talent, including Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon.

Dupree becomes the 10th current or former WNBA player to coach in the NBA and the 16th woman.
She joins four other current or former WNBA players who are actively coaching in the league: Jenny Boucek, Kristi Toliver, Lindsey Harding, and Teresa Witherspoon.

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