Happy start of Autumn y’all! Can you believe that the NBA preseason is less than a couple weeks away? Time flies!
Anyway, let’s get to the top stories of the week!
Wizards training camp roster announced
The Wizards announced their training camp roster last Thursday and training camp itself starts on Tuesday, September 25 at the MedStar Wizards Performance Training Center. That’s the formal name for the new practice facility at St. Elizabeth’s. in Southeast Washington.
The 20-man roster includes most of the 2017-18 roster except for players like Marcin Gortat and Mike Scott who are now with the Los Angeles Clippers. Ramon Sessions and Ty Lawson, both of whom were on the Wizards’ 2017-18 playoff roster, were not on the lineup.
Besides new additions like Dwight Howard, Austin Rivers, and Jeff Green, the training camp roster also includes first round draft pick Troy Brown, center Thomas Bryant, two-way players Devin Robinson and Jordan McRae, former Stanford and Real Madrid guard Chasson Randle, and rookies Chris Chiozza and Tiwian Kendley.
We will be at St. E’s when Wizards training camp officially begins!
Delle Donne Represents the USA, Meesseman represents Belgium in the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup
The 2018 WNBA season ended earlier in the year than usual because of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.
The United States will go for their third consecutive gold medal in the event. Elena Delle Donne was named to the roster despite not playing in friendlies beforehand because the Mystics were in the WNBA Finals this season. Since Delle Donne was a major contributor to the team that won the gold medal in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she will likely do the same once again in Tenerife, where this year’s World Cup is held. She led the USA to their first group stage win over Senegal on Saturday!
Last year, we wrote about Emma Meesseman and her journey in EuroBasket Women 2017 for Belgium where they won the bronze medal and herself going to the World Cup, something that most Belgians probably thought was impossible until now. Instead, Belgium held Puerto Rico to just six first half points and Emma Meesseman was just ... dominant. She repeated another strong performance earlier today against Japan but Belgium lost 77-75 in overtime:
That’s all I have ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy the rest of your weekends!