COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Yolanda Griffith was added to the
U.S. women's basketball team Saturday.
Griffith, a center-forward for the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs,
was a member of the gold medal-winning 2000 Olympics team. Her
addition completes the 12-member team that will compete at the
Summer Games in Athens beginning Aug. 13.
The other members of the Olympic team are: Sue Bird, Swin Cash,
Tamika Catchings, Shannon Johnson, Lisa Leslie, DeLisha
Milton-Jones, Katie Smith, Dawn Staley, Sheryl Swoopes, Diana
Taurasi and Tina Thompson.
Through nine games in the WNBA season, Griffith is averaging
15.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.67 steals. In the U.S. team's 8-0
run in the 2000 Olympics, she was its top rebounder (8.8) and No. 3