Candace Parker Disappointed, Will Not be on US Hoops Roster
NEW YORK (AP) — Candace Parker was shocked and disappointed when the two-time Olympic gold medalist learned she will not be on the U.S. women's basketball roster for the Rio Games.
The 30-year-old forward was informed of USA Basketball's decision not to include her for Rio last week. The two-time WNBA MVP helped the Americans win the gold medal in the past two Olympics.
Parker told The Associated Press on Tuesday that she was surprised by the decision.
She was the team's leading rebounder in the London Games four years ago and had 21 points and 11 rebounds against France in the gold medal game in that Olympics.
The Americans will be trying for a sixth straight Olympic gold medal in Rio.
The U.S. is expected to unveil its roster on Wednesday.