Morgan Tuck, the former UConn star and current member of the Connecticut Sun, will join the U.S. national team for Thursday night’s game against China in Seattle.
Tuck, a member of the USA Basketball player pool, is replacing Elena Delle Donne, who injured her neck. Tuck, a 6-foot-2 forward, will be seeing familiar faces in former UConn stars Sue Bird, Stefanie Dolson, Tiffany Hayes, Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi, all on the current roster.
The women’s national team is coached by South Carolina’s Dawn Staley. Former UConn star and current George Washington coach Jennifer Rizzotti is one of her assistants.