As of Monday, February 13, 2012
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File Photo . Minnesota Lynx's Maya Morre (23) celebrates her team's championship over the Atlanta Dream after game 3 of the WNBA finals in Atlanta.
Collins Hill grad and 2011 WNBA Rookie of the Year Maya Moore is among 21 finalists for the U.S. women's basketball team that will compete at the London Olympics.
Moore, who helped the Minnesota Lynx to the WNBA title last summer, will join fellow WNBA stars such as Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taurasi, all three of whom won gold in the 2008 Beijing games for the Olympic trials.
Other members of that Olympic team who are part of the 2012 pool include Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles, Kara Lawson, Candace Parker and Cappie Pondexter.
Meanwhile, current Baylor All-American Brittney Griner is looking to become the first women's college basketball player to compete in the Olympics for the U.S. since 1988, when Vicky Bullett (Maryland) and Bridgette Gordon (Tennessee) played.
The 12-person roster for the Olympics will be chosen this spring.