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Blake Dietrick Added to USA 3x3 Women's AmeriCup Team

November 8, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Atlanta Dream News Release


COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - With the USA Men's and Women's 3x3 AmeriCup Teams set to begin training camp on Nov. 8 in Miami Lakes, Florida, in preparation for the inaugural FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup that will be played Nov. 12-14 at Bayfront Park in Miami, Atlanta Dream guard Blake Dietrick (Princeton/Wellesley, Mass.) was named to the USA women's roster for the event.

"It means so much to be able to represent my country on home soil, especially in the inaugural FIBA Americas 3x3 event," said Dietrick, who represented USA Basketball at the Constanta Stop of the 2021 FIBA 3x3 Women's Series. "This team is an incredible group of basketball players and people, and I cannot wait to see what we can do on the court.

"My expectations for training camp are to be a sponge and learn as much as I can about each of my teammates, so that when we get on the court, we can make each other better and bring home a win for the USA."

Dietrick joins Cierra Burdick (Seattle Storm/Tennessee/Charlotte, N.C.), Haley Gorecki (Duke/Palatine, Ill.) and Brionna Jones (Connecticut Sun/Maryland/Havre de Grace, Md.).

Kelsey Mitchell (Indiana Fever/Ohio State/Cincinnati, OH), who previously was named to the team, is unable to compete due to injury.

The USA women will play in Group B, opening against Venezuela at 1:50 p.m. (all times listed are EST) on Nov. 13, followed by Argentina at 5:40 p.m. The complete schedule is available online and below.

For both the men's and women's tournament, the quarterfinals, semifinals, bronze medal game and gold medal game will be played on Nov. 14.

The gold medalist women's and men's teams will earn a qualifying berth into the 2022 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.

Group B Preliminary Round Games - Saturday, November 14

USA vs. Venezuela - 1:50 p.m. ET

USA vs. Argentina - 5:40 p.m. ET

Quarterfinals - Sunday, November 14

D1 vs. B2 - 10:25 a.m. ET

OR

B1 vs. D2 - 12:00 p.m. ET

Semifinals - Sunday, November 14

If B2 winner - 1:50 p.m. ET

If B1 winner - 2:15 p.m. ET

Bronze Medal Game - Sunday, November 14

Semifinals 1 loser vs. Semifinals 2 loser - 3:50 p.m. ET

Gold Medal Game - Sunday, November 14

Semifinals 1 winner vs. Semifinals 2 winner - 4:50 p.m. ET

The Atlanta Dream will tip off their 15th season in the WNBA in 2022. The organization, who plays its home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park, has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 14 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and inquire about 2022 season tickets, please visit www.atlantadream.net, call 877-977-7729 or email tickets@atlantadream.net.


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