DURHAM— After helping USA Basketball win gold at the Tokyo Olympics last summer, former Duke women’s basketball alum Chelsea Gray is set to attend the 2022 USA Basketball Women’s National Team training camp in Tokyo. February 5-7 in Washington, DC
After the training camp, 12 athletes will remain to compete in the February 10-12 FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournament against Belgium and Puerto Rico at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.
Along with Gray, expected boot camp attendees include Ariel Atkins, Elena Delle Donne, Stephanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Dearica Hamby, Natasha Howard, Sabrina Ionescu, Brionna Jones, Betnijah Laney, Jewell Loyd, Kayla McBride, Angel McCoughtry, Kelsey Mitchell, Kelsey Prune, Breanna Stewart and Alyssa Thomas.
Puerto Rico will face Belgium on February 10, while the February 11 game will pit the United States against Belgium. The tournament concludes with a clash between the United States and Puerto Rico on February 12. Tickets for all games range from $10 (plus Ticketmaster fees) for general admission to $100 (plus Ticketmaster fees) for on-court seating and are on sale now through Ticketmaster.com and USAB .com/tickets. Fans can save 25% off an early bird discount through February 1 by purchasing tickets online for any of the five matches using promo code “FIBA22” at checkout.
At the 2020 Olympics, Gray averaged 7.3 points, 3.2 assists and 1.7 rebounds for USA Basketball. She scored a tournament-best 14 points in the semi-final against Serbia, while scoring six points and providing four assists in the gold medal contest against Japan.
Last year with the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA, Gray averaged 11.1 points, 5.9 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals. She ranked fourth in the league in assists, while also ranking in the top 20 in field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage, and steals.
Cheryl Reeve will serve as USA Basketball’s head coach from 2021-24.