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4 Aces to play in FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup

Just days after winning the WNBA championship, four Aces players will head to Australia to represent their countries at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.

WNBA Finals MVP Chelsea Gray, MVP and WNBA Defensive Player of the Year A’ja Wilson and All-WNBA first-team guard Kelsey Plum will play for the United States, and reserve forward Iliana Rupert will play for France.

Wilson and Gray won Olympic gold medals with Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics, and Plum helped the U.S. to the inaugural gold medal in 3×3 basketball. Rupert won a bronze medal for France.

Team USA’s roster includes WNBA stars Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd, Kahleah Copper and Alyssa Thomas. Its first game will be against Belgium at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sydney.

Contact reporter Andy Yamashita at ayamashita@reviewjournal.com. Follow @ANYamashita on Twitter.

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