FORCE 10 ATHLETES MAKE UP MAJORITY OF TEAM USA AT 3X3 AMERICUP
Three Force 10 players will compete on the main roster; other three named to training camp
MIAMI — Force 10 3×3, the first professional women’s 3×3 basketball team in the United States, is well represented at the inaugural FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup to be played Nov. 12-14 at Bayfront Park in Miami. Team USA tips-off on the second day with two pool-play games, at 10:50 a.m. PT and 2:40 p.m. PT.
The USA roster includes three Force 10 players—Cierra Burdick, Haley Gorecki, and Blake Dietrick, while three others were named to the training camp roster: Lakin Roland, Camille Zimmerman, and Kate Letkewicz). Alexis Peterson, another Force 10 player, was named to the 3×3 roster, but had to withdraw due to injury.
“We are thrilled that three of the four members on the national team are part of the Force 10 3×3 family. Our program is allowing players to sharpen their skills while showcasing their talent on a higher level nationwide,” said Alanna McDonald, Force 10 3×3 Director of Basketball Operations. “We will be rooting for Team USA as they compete for another gold medal in women’s basketball this year.”
Burdick and Dietrick have an extensive 3×3 resume, as both were part of different stops of the 2021 FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series, in Lithuania and Romania, respectively. Burdick has also won the 2021 Red Bull 3x Nationals Title, where she was named MVP, and the 2014 FIBA 3×3 World Cup. Dietrick appeared in the 2016 USA Basketball 3×3 National Championship, winning silver.
Gorecki, a 2020 Seattle Storm draft pick, spent time with the Phoenix Mercury this season before earning a spot on one of four Force 10 3×3 rosters. She will be making her 3×3 debut during the Americup Tournament.
Roland, Zimmerman, and Letkewicz, players on the training camp team, have all played professionally overseas and represented Force 10 at least one of the 2021 Red Bull 3x Regionals Qualifiers.
Fans can watch all games of the FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup on the FIBA 3×3 YouTube channel.
About Force 10 Sports Management
Force 10 Sports Management is an investment, production, sales, and marketing agency owned by Lisa Brummel, Ginny Gilder and Alisha Valavanis. Established in 2011, the company has provided services to some of the most prominent professional and collegiate sports organizations in the country, such as the four-time WNBA champion Seattle Storm, OL Reign (formerly, Seattle Reign FC), USA Basketball and the Pac-12 Basketball Tournaments. The group was also a pioneer in the 3×3 basketball industry by launching the first ever professional female team in the U.S.