By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer
Asjha Jones was added to the U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team Monday as the final player, making half the roster former UConn Huskies.
Jones joins Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Swin Cash, Maya Moore and Tina Charles, who were among the 11 players originally announced at the Final Four in Denver. All six helped the U.S. qualify for the Olympics by playing on the 2010 world championship team that won the gold medal.
Joining the UConn contingent is two-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings. Also returning for a second straight Olympics are Parker, Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles. Lindsay Whalen and Angel McCoughtry will be competing in the Olympics for the first time and trying to help the U.S. win a fifth straight gold medal.
It will be Jones’ first Olympics.
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