Tokyo 2020 Olympics Semifinals: USA Women's Basketball vs Serbia Preview


USA forward Breanna Stewart scores inside/ Photo Credit USA Basketball

USA 4-0 vs Serbia 3-1

When: Friday, August 6th, at 12:40 a.m.

Where: Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan

TV: NBC, NBCOlympics.com


Rosters

USA:

7 Ariel Atkins G 5-11 161 24 Washington Mystics Texas ’18 Dallas, TX

6 Sue Bird G 5-9 150 40 Seattle Storm Connecticut ‘02 Syosset, NY

14 Tina Charles C 6-4 192 32 Washington Mystics Connecticut ‘10 Jamaica, NY

11 Napheesa Collier G/F 6-1 183 24 Minnesota Lynx Connecticut ’19 O’Fallon, MO

5 Skylar Diggins-Smith G 6-0 165 30 Phoenix Mercury Notre Dame ‘13 South Bend, IN

13 Sylvia Fowles C 6-6 212 35 Minnesota Lynx Louisiana State ‘08 Miami, FL

8 Chelsea Gray G 5-11 170 28 Las Vegas Aces Duke ‘14 Manteca, CA

15 Brittney Griner C 6-9 205 30 Phoenix Mercury Baylor ‘13 Houston, TX

4 Jewell Loyd G 5-11 150 27 Seattle Storm Notre Dame ’15 Lincolnwood, IL

10 Breanna Stewart F 6-4 170 26 Seattle Storm Connecticut ‘16 North Syracuse, NY

12 Diana Taurasi G 6-0 163 39 Phoenix Mercury Connecticut ‘04 Chino, CA

9 A’ja Wilson F 6-5 197 24 Las Vegas Aces South Carolina ’18 Hopkins, SC


Head Coach: Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina

Assistant Coach: Dan Hughes

Assistant Coach: Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx

Assistant Coach: Jennifer Rizzotti, Connecticut Sun

Athletic Trainer: Ed Ryan, Andrews Institute (Fla.)


Serbia:

SF 5 Sonja Vasić 32 – 18 February 19891.89 m (6 ft 2 in)Spar Girona

SG 6 Saša Čađo 32 – 13 July 19891.78 m (5 ft 10 in)Carolo Basket

SG 8 Nevena Jovanović 31 – 30 June 19901.79 m (5 ft 10 in)Sopron Basket

PF 9 Jelena Brooks 32 – 28 April 19891.90 m (6 ft 3 in)Sopron Basket

G 10 Dajana Butulija 35 – 23 February 19861.75 m (5 ft 9 in)Ślęza Wrocław

PF 11 Aleksandra Crvendakić 25 – 17 March 19961.87 m (6 ft 2 in)ASVEL Féminin

PG 12 Yvonne Anderson 31 – 8 March 19901.75 m (5 ft 9 in)Reyer Venezia

C 14 Dragana Stanković 26 – 18 January 19951.96 m (6 ft 5 in)USK Praha

SG 23 Ana Dabović 31 – 18 August 19891.83 m (6 ft 0 in)Basket Lattes

PF 24 Maja Škorić 31 – 10 November 19891.84 m (6 ft 0 in)KSC Szekszárd

PF 32 Angela Dugalić 19 – 29 December 20011.93 m (6 ft 4 in)Oregon Ducks

C 33 Tina Krajišnik 30 – 12 January 19911.90 m (6 ft 3 in)Galatasaray


Head Coach: Marina Maljković

Assistant coach: Miloš Pađen

Assistant coach: Vladimir Vuksanović


Injury

USA: None

Serbia: None


USA -

84.8 - points per game

69.5 - points against

50.0 - Field Goal %


Leaders -

Points - A'ja Wilson 17.8

Rebounds - A'ja Wilson 9.0

Assists - Sue Bird 7.0

Steals - Three tied at 1.0

Blocks - A'ja Wilson 1.5


Serbia -

71.0 - points per game

71.0 - points against

43.6 - Field Goal %


Leaders -

Points - Jelena Brooks 13.5

Rebounds - Sonja Vasic 7.3

Assists - Ana Dabovic 4.8

Steals - Aleksandra Crvendakić 1.5

Blocks - Dragana Stanković 1.0



Keep an eye on:

USA Not Complicating Things:..........KEEP FEEDING THE POST!!!!!!!!

USA's starting front line of A'ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart, Brittney Griner and reserves Sylvia Fowles and Tina Charles is averaging a 59.1 points and 32.3 rebounds per game combined in Olympic play. Oh, and they're also shooting 56 percent from the field combined. No team has had an answer yet and it's no reason to think Serbia will fare much better outside USA getting cute and going away from the strength of the roster.



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