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Natalie Bode | | July 28, 2021

Where the U.S. Olympic women's 3x3 basketball team played in college

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The United States defeated the Russian Olympic Committee 18-15 to capture the first-ever gold medal in Olympic women's 3x3 basketball. 

The four-player roster for the inaugural 2020 U.S. Olympic women's 3x3 basketball team featured a player from UConn, one from Notre Dame, one from Washington and another from South Carolina.

The Olympic 3x3 basketball competition began July 23 in Tokyo, Japan and concluded July 28 with the two medal games. After US and ROC, China claimed the bronze medal with a win over France. You can see the full schedule and final results here.

The US team was coached by Kara Lawson, the head women’s basketball coach at Duke University and a 2008 Olympic gold medalist.

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2020 U.S. Olympic women's 3x3 basketball team

Stefanie Dolson UConn (2014) Center
Allisha Gray South Carolina (2017) Guard
Kelsey Plum Washington (2017) Guard
Jackie Young Notre Dame (2019) Guard
UConn Athletics Uconn's Stefanie Dolson

Stefanie Dolson

Dolson was the sixth overall pick in the 2014 WNBA draft. While at UConn, Dolson led her team to four Final Four appearances and back-to-back national championships. Over her four-year career, Dolson posted a 144-11 record overall.


School: UConn
Years: 2010-2014
Career averages: 11.7 ppg, 2.5 apg, 7.2 rpg, 1.6 bpg
Current WNBA team: Chicago Sky
WNBA career averages: 9.9 ppg, 1.9 apg, 5.1 rpg, 1.1 bpg


  • All-time leader at UConn with 152 starts
  • Recorded one of three triple-doubles all-time in UConn history
  • One of only five Huskies to finish their career recording 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds 
  • Finished 12th all-time on UConn's scoring list with 1,797 career points
  • Finished fourth all-time at UConn for most rebounds with 1,101
  • Fourth all-time in blocks at UConn with 254
  • Fourth all-time in field goal percentage at UConn with 58.8%


  • Two-time Big East Freshman of the Week
  • 2010–11 Big East All–Rookie Team
  • 2010–11 Big East All–Tournament Team
  • 2011–12 Preseason Wade Watch List
  • 2011–12 Preseason All–Big East Honorable Mention
  • 2011–12 Preseason Naismith Award Watch List
  • 2011–12 Big East All–Tournament Team
  • 2011–12 All–Big East Honorable Mention
  • 2011–12 NCAA All–Kingston Regional Team
  • 2012–13 Wooden Award Preseason Top–30
  • 2012–13 Naismith Award Preseason Watch List
  • 2012–13 Big East All–Tournament Team
  • 2012–13 All–Big East First Team
  • 2012–13 Associated Press All–America Third Team
  • 2012–13 USBWA All–America Team
  • 2012–13 WBCA/State Farm All–America Team
  • 2013–14 Senior Class Award
  • 2013–14 AAC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2013-14 WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year 
South Carolina Athletics Allisha Gray

Allisha Gray

Gray was selected fourth overall in the 2017 WNBA draft by the Dallas Wings. Gray won the Rookie of the Year award the following season with the Wings, helping her team to the playoffs. Gray attended the University of North Carolina from 2013-2015 before transferring to South Carolina for the 2016-17 season, winning the national championship.


School: North Carolina (2013-2015), South Carolina (2016-17)
Career averages: 14.3 ppg, 2.0 apg,  6.0 rpg, 1.4 spg
Current WNBA team: Dallas Wings
WNBA career averages: 11.3 ppg, 1.9 apg, 3.9 rpg, 1.3 spg 


  • First-Team All-ACC (2015)
  • WBCA Honorable Mention All-America (2015)
  • Full Court Freshman All-America Second Team (2014)
  • NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team
  • NCAA Stockton Region All-Tournament Team
  • SEC Player of the Week 
  • SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
Washington Athletics Kelsey Plum

Kelsey Plum 

Plum was the first overall pick in the 2017 WNBA draft by the San Antonio Stars. One of Plum's most notable college accolades came when she scored a career-high 57 points on her senior night at Washington, breaking the NCAA Division I women's basketball all-time scoring record with 3,397 points. Plum became the first player in Pac-12 history, female or male, to score 3,000 career points.


School: Washington
Career averages: 25.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.8 apg
Current WNBA team: Las Vegas Aces
WNBA career averages: 8.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.5 apg


  • All-time NCAA scoring leader with 3,527 points
  • Broke single-season NCAA scoring record with 1,109 points in 2016-17
  • Broke 33-year-old NCAA career free throw record (912)
  • UW all-time 3-point leader, second all-time in Pac-12
  • Pac-12 all-time single-season scoring leader
  • Pac-12 record holder for free throws made (season and career)
  • Pac-12 single-game scoring record of 57 points vs. Utah
  • 2014 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year


  • AP Player of the Year (2017)
  • ESPNW Player of the Year (2017)
  • Pac-12 Player of the Year (2017)
  • WBCA and USWBA All-American (2016, 2017)
  • Unanimous first team All-American by AP (2017)
  • Unanimous first team All-American by ESPNW (2017)
  • Unanimous All-Pac-12 selection
  • Won the Dawn Staley, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Nancy Lieberman awards, Naismith and Wade Trophy (2017)
  • Top Three finalist for Honda Cup (2017)
  • Tom Hansen Conference Medal recipient (2017)
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • AP Preseason All-American (2017)
  • Finalist for Senior CLASS Award (2017)
  • Seattle Female Sports Star of the Year (2017)
  • Wooden Award All-American (2016)
  • AP Third Team All-American and Naismith Award Semifinalist (2016)
  • Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team (2016)
  • Pac-12 All-Tournament Team (2016)
  • Second Team All-America (2016)
  • Two-time WBCA All-Region Team (2015, 2016)
  • Four-time All-Pac-12 Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Notre Dame Athletics Jackie Young at Notre Dame

Jackie Young

Young was drafted first overall in the 2019 WNBA draft by the Las Vegas Aces. Young helped the Fighting Irish to reach two NCAA finals, winning the championship in 2018.


School: Notre Dame
Career averages: 12.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.2 spg, 3.5 apg
Current WNBA team: Las Vegas Aces
WNBA career averages:  8.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.9 apg, 0.7 spg


  • Shot 92.3 percent from the free-throw line (12-13) during the Final Four — ranked 4th best all-time
  • Second Irish player ever to be taken first overall in the WNBA draft
  • Became the first Irish player to record two triple-doubles in the same season
  • Posted 12 double-doubles, which broke the Notre Dame program record for a guard
  • Only player in the ACC to rank in the top-15 in eight different statistical categories (2018)


  • ACC Tournament MVP (2019)
  •  All-ACC Honorable Mention
  • ACC Player of the Week (2018)
  • ACC Rookie of the Week (2017)
  • AP Third Team All-American
  • Cheryl Miller Award Top Five Finalist
  • ACC Tournament MVP
  • Second Team All-ACC
  • Naismith Trophy Midseason Team
  • Wooden Award Midseason Top 25
  • Vancouver Showcase All-Tournament Team
  • espnW Player of the Week (11/27)
  • Preseason Watch Lists: Cheryl Miller Award, Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy

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