Women’s Basketball Stars Chosen To Play For National Teams
Kelsey Plum ’13, Te-Hina Paopao ’20, and Breya Cunningham ’23 were selected for this year’s USA Basketball teams.
The following is an excerpt from the La Jolla Light article called, “Three former or current La Jolla Country Day women’s basketball stars chosen to play for national teams.”:
Current player Breya Cunningham (class of 2023) has been selected to the 16-and-younger team. Alumna Te-Hina Paopao, a 2020 graduate now playing at the University of Oregon, has been named to the 19-and-under team. And Kelsey Plum (class of 2013), currently a guard with the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA, is on the 3 vs. 3 team that will compete in the Tokyo Olympics July 24-27.
Plum, who was a household name in LJCDS basketball during her high school years, was a No. 1 draft pick in the WNBA in 2017. She is one of four athletes who will represent the United States on the women’s 3-on-3 team, along with Stefanie Dolson of the Chicago Sky, Allisha Gray of the Dallas Wings and Katie Lou Samuelson of the Seattle Storm.