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Caitlin Clark Ineligible to Exchange Cameron Brink as Followers Debate 3×3 USA Olympic Staff

zach bachar Contributor I June 24, 2024 Steph Chambers/Getty Images Fans were confused by USA Basketball’s decision to add Los Angeles Sparks star Dearica Hamby as an injury replacement on the 3×3 women’s team for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Bleacher Report @BleacherReport USA Basketball announces Dearica Hamby has been named to the USA

zach bachar Contributor I June 24, 2024 Steph Chambers/Getty Images Fans were confused by USA Basketball's decision to add Los Angeles Sparks star Dearica Hamby as an injury replacement on the 3x3 women's team for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Bleacher Report @BleacherReport USA Basketball announces Dearica Hamby has been named to the USA

zach bacharContributor IJune 24, 2024

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 11: Cameron Brink #22 of the Los Angeles Sparks reacts during the game Storm at Climate Pledge Arena on June 11, 2024 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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Followers had been confused by USA Basketball’s determination so as to add Los Angeles Sparks star Dearica Hamby as an harm alternative on the 3×3 ladies’s crew for the 2024 Summer time Olympics in Paris.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

USA Basketball proclaims Dearica Hamby has been named to the USA 3×3 Olympic roster, changing Cam Brink

Dearica is averaging 17.8 PPG, 10.5 RPG and three.5 APG this season 💪 pic.twitter.com/9MPtYfBLXE

Cameron Brink was initially on the crew, though she suffered a season-ending torn ACL throughout a sport towards the Connecticut Solar on June 18 and was unable to take part.

Though followers referred to as for Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark to switch Brink, she wasn’t eligible for a spot on the U.S. roster as she didn’t take part in any prior 3×3 competitions and didn’t earn any FIBA 3×3 rating factors in consequence.

Meghan L. Corridor @ItsMeghanLHall

UPDATE: Readability on who *may* qualify for 3×3 with Cameron Brink out.

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Left is FIBA eligibility standards.

Proper is all of the USA gamers who’re presently high 250 worldwide in FIBA’s 3×3 factors system and *may meet* the standards for consideration.

Hamby is the *possible* choose. https://t.co/mujuzfhPqq pic.twitter.com/kNQBU1wVq2

Even when she was eligible to make the crew, it will have been tough to switch a shot-blocking heart corresponding to Brink with a sharpshooting guard corresponding to Clark. Nonetheless, followers wished the standout Fever rookie to earn a spot on the crew and puzzled why she wasn’t eligible.

Tyler Belawske @TylerBelawske

What’s Caitlin Clark “too good” to play within the 3×3? It is an Olympic Staff. I am shock extra persons are crying out for her to make this crew she did t check out for both! https://t.co/FAOag6q1Vf

ThunderDeuce @deuce_okc

“Dearica Hamby” over Caitlin Clark. Okay.

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𝙐𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙖  @NFL_Utopia

Why not Caitlin?

Thomas Peters @thomasopeters

Brink, a rookie, was within the roster however Clark wasn’t?

𝙅𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙧 @JuniorGotNext

No Clark pic.twitter.com/fqtiNQoJbV

E ☀️ @DubMnE

WHO?!? Not Caitlin? pic.twitter.com/Yosexv6P7Z

Prop It Like It is Scorching @propitlikeit

Actually shocked they did not use Clark for this. However they wanted to switch a ahead so actually cannot use a guard so it is smart

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Though Clark will not be making the journey to Paris after she did not earn a spot on the 5×5 Staff USA roster, she’s nonetheless within the midst of a formidable inaugural season with the Fever.

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