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U.S. women name eight core players

Roster filling up, but many questions, decisions remain

Originally Published: August 18, 2009
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

USA Basketball has a jigsaw puzzle to put together in terms of the senior women's national team. Not that the folks there don't have a lot of practice doing this. Just that it's worth remembering it's not as easy as it might appear.

The so-called "easy" part is the talent pool the United States has to choose from, which inarguably is the largest in the world. But that itself does not guarantee success in major international competitions, as Team USA has found out.

Although ...

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