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Caitlin Clark Ineligible to Change Cameron Brink as Followers Debate 3×3 USA Olympic Workforce

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 have been confused by USA Basketball’s determination so as to add Los Angeles Sparks star Dearica Hamby as an damage substitute on the 3×3 girls’s staff for the 2024 Summer season 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 staff, though she suffered a season-ending torn ACL throughout a sport in opposition to the Connecticut Solar on June 18 and was unable to take part.

Though followers referred to as for Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark to exchange 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 consequently.

Meghan L. Corridor @ItsMeghanLHall

UPDATE: Readability on who *would possibly* 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 at present prime 250 worldwide in FIBA’s 3×3 factors system and *may meet* the standards for consideration.

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

Even when she was eligible to make the staff, it will have been tough to exchange a shot-blocking heart akin to Brink with a sharpshooting guard akin to Clark. Nonetheless, followers needed the standout Fever rookie to earn a spot on the staff and questioned why she wasn’t eligible.

Tyler Belawske @TylerBelawske

What’s Caitlin Clark “too good” to play within the 3×3? It is an Olympic Workforce. I am shock extra individuals are crying out for her to make this staff 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 exchange a ahead so actually cannot use a guard so it is sensible

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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 Workforce USA roster, she’s nonetheless within the midst of a powerful inaugural season with the Fever.

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