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PostPosted: 11/03/19 5:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:

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Yeah, it's hard to figure out. As the database indicates, there are literally thousands of players participating from all over the globe. They range in skill level from high school to professional. In that last tournament where the USA sent Collier, Young, Hebard, and Bueckers, they trounced #1 ranked Russia 22-3. Then, they followed up by losing to Brazil in OT. And if Mongolia and Romania are ranked #3 and #4, you know this is a whole other basketball world.

You've probably spent more time looking at the points than I have after your investigations yesterday, but I have to imagine that countries like that mostly manufactured their ranking via depth. They're so focussed on participaton and inclusion with 3x3 that the federation rankings were done using the ranking points of the top 100 players from each country. So I presume the likes of Romania and Mongolia made sure that they had lots and lots of players who had a vaguely meaningful ranking score (I'm imagining a host of tournaments in Mongolia where different Mongolian teams finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.). That adds up quickly, and could easily negate your #1 team not actually being very good.

Apologies to Mongolia and Romania if they're just randomly good at 3x3 for some reason Smile.


That's what I meant by a "whole other basketball world." It just seems to me that this is a manufactured environment where countries can use the rules and scheduling in their favor. It allows shrewd bureaucracy to offset basketball talent. I'm not generally a conspiracy guy, but it's awfully convenient for these other teams that the qualifier is taking place when US college players aren't available.



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PostPosted: 11/06/19 9:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Winter college tour dates announced
1/27/2020: Connecticut - 7:00 PM ET
2/02/2020: Louisville - 2:00 PM ET
Tickets: https://www.USAB.com/tickets

Designated Eight
Sue Bird
Elena Delle Donne (if cleared)
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Sylvia Fowles
Chelsea Gray
Nneka Ogwumike
Diana Taurasi
A’ja Wilson

Plus 4 more to be determined chosen from here.



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PostPosted: 11/06/19 10:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There's supposedly a third spot on the "east coast" leg of the tour that has yet to be announced. Maybe South Carolina? Miami? Maryland?



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PostPosted: 11/06/19 11:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bizarre scheduling considering that the window for the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments - which the US are required to take part in - is February 2-10.



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PostPosted: 11/08/19 2:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Updated FIBA National Team Rankings
They have 131 teams ranked at the link.
http://www.fiba.basketball/rankingwomen

Here are the Top 15



http://www.fiba.basketball/news/new-system-launched-for-fiba-world-ranking-women-presented-by-nike



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PostPosted: 11/11/19 3:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

What's the roster looking like for the qualifiers? I have ten listed:


PG: Bird/Diggins-Smith/Gray
SG: Plum/Ogunbowale
SF: Taurasi/DeShields
PF: Wilson
C: Fowles/NOgwumike



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PostPosted: 11/11/19 3:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'd reverse the order of your starters for the first 3.

Gray/SDS/Bird
Ogunbowale/Plum
DD/DT



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PostPosted: 11/11/19 3:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's meant to be Augustus, DeShields, AGray, Ogunbowale and Plum joining the remaining seven from the core group (assuming Wilson's available again). So something like:

Bird/CGray/Plum
Taurasi/Diggins-Smith/Ogunbowale
Augustus/DeShields/AGray
NOguwumike/Wilson
Fowles

So, very thin inside again. Not that it'll matter.



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PostPosted: 11/11/19 5:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Didn't think Augustus was staying with the team. They should have kept Collier instead.



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PostPosted: 11/12/19 1:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Additions for the Argentine tournament



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