Rhyne Howard is in pursuit of her third gold medal.
Earlier this week, the Kentucky Women’s Basketball star guard was tabbed as one of the 13 finalists to make the USA Basketball 2021 AmeriCup Team. Howard has been training and competing down in Columbia, SC since April 18 in hopes of making the cut. The final roster will be trimmed down to 12 players prior to the start of the 2021 FIBA AmeriCup, which is scheduled for June 11-19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The numbers of players will be cut from 13 to 12 after the players return to practice on June 1.
— Kentucky WBB (@KentuckyWBB) April 22, 2021
According to UK’s press release, this is how the tournament will play out: “Ten nations from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean will take part in the 2021 AmeriCup, held June 11-19 in Puerto Rico. The top four finishing teams will advance to compete in one of four 2022 FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournaments in hopes of earning one of the 12 spots in the 2022 FIBA World Cup field.”
Howard is no stranger to the international scene. She’s already secured two gold medals as a member of Team USA, the first coming in 2018 when was named the MVP for the U18 team that went 5-0 en route to a first-place finish. The second gold came a year later in 2019 when Howard was the leading scorer for the U19 squad that won the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup championship in Bangkok, Thailand.
We know about her success as a member of the Wildcats, but Howard is out to prove her dominance across the globe.