Russian National Team head coach has announced 20+2 players who will go to the team’s training camp on May 27.
|Elena Danilochkina||Point guard||Nadezhda|
|Katerina Keyru||Point guard||Chevakata|
|Becky Hammon||Point guard||Sparta&K|
|Tatiana Popova||Point guard||Dynamo Moscow|
|Natalia Zhedik||Shooting guard||Nadezhda|
|Ilona Korstin||Shooting guard||Perfumerias Avenida|
|Evgenia Belyakova||Shooting guard||Sparta&K|
|Olga Arteshina||Small forward||UMMC|
|Maria Cherepanova||Small forward||Chevakata|
|Anastasia Shilova||Small forward||Dynamo-GUVD|
|Irina Sokolovskaya||Small forward||Dynamo Moscow|
|Natalia Vodopyanova||Small forward||Dynamo Kursk|
|Marina Kuzina||Power forward||Sparta&K|
|Tatiana Vidmer||Power forward||UMMC|
|Natalia Myasoedova||Power forward||Dynamo-GUVD|
|Anna Petrakova||Power forward||Dynamo Kursk|
|Natalia Vieru||Center||Good Angels Kosice|
|Ekaterina Lisina||Center||Dynamo Kursk|
Reserves: Marina Karpunina, Liudmila Sapova.
Both Karpunina and Sapova will start their camps on May 10 with the reserve squad.
Ekaterina Ruzanova, Svetlana Abrosimova, Anastasia Logunova have been removed from the initial 25 player roster.
The most surprising of them all is the absence of NT captain Svetlana Abrosimova. According to Sokolovsky the reason for her absence is her very small playing time over the past two seasons. She averaged 15 minutes per game in Russian league and 11 minutes per game in EuroLeague Women.
Of course that criteria wasn’t put to work when he decided to drag along Marina Karpunina who hasn’t played competitive basketball for two years or Ilona Korstin who had the same bench role with Avenida as Abrosimova did with UMMC.
Becky Hammon will join the team in mid-July.