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3 Phoenix Mercury players join Team USA's quest for Olympic gold

Woman on basketball court
Shirell Washington/Cronkite News
Diana Taurasi

Three members of the WNBA Phoenix Mercury have been chosen to play for Team USA in the summer Olympics.

Among the Americans competing for gold in women’s basketball will be Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Kaleah Copper.

Taurasi has already won five Olympic gold medals going back to 2004. Griner has two golds.

And their teammate Copper is set to make her Olympic debut in Paris.

Matthew Casey has won Edward R. Murrow awards for hard news and sports reporting since he joined KJZZ as a senior field correspondent in 2015.