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Tuesday, August 1, 2023


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Basketball in August seems like an odd time for the sport, especially with fall sports nearly upon us, but good basketball news is well worth sharing. Louisville women's basketball Sydney "Syd" Taylor has been with the Team USA U23 team and they have qualified for the Nation's League Final.

In the six days of competition and a grueling schedule, Team USA went 15-2. The teams would play a 21-style format where the first team to 21 or whoever was winning at the end of the time limit would win. Each day had its own tournament and Team USA won five of the six mini tournaments.

Taylor played in three of the six days and scored 52 points over nine games. Team USA won the mini tournaments in each of those three days.

Photo courtesy of USA Basketball 3x3

The current roster features Taylor (Louisville/UMass), Azana Baines (Seton Hall/Virginia Tech/Duke), Dyaisha Fair (Syracuse/Buffalo), Leilani Kapinus (Penn State), Madison Scott (Ole Miss), and Hailey Van Lith (LSU/Louisville).

Team USA will compete in the 2023 FIBA 3x3 Nations League Final in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from Sept. 13-15.

Louisville will get Taylor for her fifth and final season of eligibility for the 2023-2024 season.

In other news, we welcome August today, which means we're officially in the opening month for fall sports!

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!

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