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Brittney Griner won't play for U.S.

Updated: April 19, 2012, 7:19 PM ET
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WACO, Texas -- Baylor standout Brittney Griner will not play for the U.S. women's basketball team at the London Olympics this summer.

The 6-foot-8 Griner, who was considered a candidate for the 12th and final roster spot on the national team, citied an unspecified family illness and her summer school schedule when she said Thursday she would not be able to play.

In a statement released by her school, Griner said she had informed USA women's team director Carol Callan of her decision.

"I ...

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