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Aces guard added to Olympic basketball roster

Updated July 19, 2021 - 3:12 pm

Aces guard Jackie Young was added to the U.S. Olympic 3-on-3 women’s basketball team after Katie Lou Samuelson entered COVID-19 protocols.

Including teammate Kelsey Plum, the Aces make up half the four-player squad. Also on the team are Stefanie Dolson of the Chicago Sky and Allisha Gray of the Dallas Wings.

Young also played on the U.S. 3-on-3 team that appeared in the 2019 World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar, losing in the quarterfinals to Brazil.

The Aces drafted Young No. 1 overall in 2019, and she made the WNBA’s all-rookie team. This season, she averages 12.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Three-on-three is played on a half court with a 12-second shot clock. Baskets inside the arc are a point and outside are two. The first team to 21 points or to be ahead after 10 minutes wins.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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