Stanford center Jayne Appel and former Stanford star Candice Wiggins have been invited to the USA Basketball National Team tryouts. (Okay, someone has got to tell the official photographer to stop taking the women's pictures in front of the Olympic rings. With their heads in the middle of the five rings, it looks like they are wearing Mickey Mouse ears- but we digress).
Both Candice and Jayne have been on the US “College” National Teams for championships in off Olympic years. But now they have been invited to the Big Girls Team! Okay, they were really invited to the US Women’s National Team’s fall training camp to play in the 2010 FIBA World Championships.
This could be the stepping stone for Candice and Jayne to be on the Olympic Team in 2012! It is a great honor just to be asked to training camp, one Candice was certainly hoping for when we talked to after the last game of the WNBA season, so we know she is very excited. They will join some really great women who will also be trying out, and some members who have already been picked, so although the Olympics are a long shot for both of them (Jayne is still injured) we wish then the best of luck!