Team USA heads to NBA All-Star in Chicago

Sparks duo Chelsea Gray and Nneka Ogwumike will be take part in a Team USA three-day minicamp during All-Star Weekend.

Sparks Nneka Ogwumike and the USA National Team defeated Serbia 88-69 in their first game of the second slate FIBA Olympic Qualifying games. (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE via Getty Images)

The USA Women’s National Team will be holding a three-day minicamp Feb. 14-16 in Chicago that includes appearances in NBA All-Star Weekend events and an open practice taking place following the NBA All-Star Teams’ practices at Wintrust Arena on Feb. 15.

Sparks guard Chelsea Gray and forward Nneka Ogwumike are part of the 15 members in the USA National Team pool who will take part in the weekend’s proceedings.

There will be a closed morning practice on Feb. 14 then players will make different appearances in the afternoon. Gray and Aces forward A’ja Wilson will participate in the Special Olympics Unified Game in the late afternoon before competing in the NBA Celebrity Game that evening at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Gray will be a member of Team Wilbon while Wilson will be a member of Team Smith.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, the USA team will make it to Wintrust Arena to take a look at the All-Star teams’ practices. Following those practices, the USA team will hold their own open practice for fans at Wintrust Arena from 2-3:30 p.m. CT. Fans will see the team scrimmage and be able to interact with the team. The team will attend the All-Star Saturday Night festivites.

All-Star Saturday Night will begin with the Skills Challenge at 8 p.m. ET. on TNT.

Closing out the weekend, the USA team will hold another closed practice on Sunday morning before attending the 2020 All-Star Game at the United Center. The All-Star Game will take place at 9 p.m. ET. on TNT.

Having the USA National Team in Chicago during All-Star Weekend gives many fans a look at who may represent the U.S. in the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and a few of the WNBA’s premiere players during their offseason.

To keep up with the USA Women’s National Team’s road to the 2020 Olympics, take a look at the USA Basketball website.

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