Four Chicago Sky players set to compete at FIBA ​​Women’s World Cup 2022 in Sydney, Australia

Copper, Meesseman, German and Yueru will represent three different countries at the World Cup Games

CHICAGO (September 20, 2022) — The FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 kicks off on September 21 (CST) in Sydney, Australia. Four Chicago Sky players are represented in the World Cup: Kahleah Copper representing the United States, Emma Meesseman and Julie German representing Belgium and Li Yueru representing China. All three countries are in Group A, with Puerto Rico, South Korea and Bosnia/Herzegovina. Group B includes France, Serbia, Japan, Mali, Canada and Australia.

The 2022 World Cup features the top 12 women’s basketball teams in the world, with 38 games played out of 10 matches. There are two groups – Group A and Group B, consisting of six teams each. At the end of the group stage, the top 4 teams from each group will advance to the Quarter-finals. The first 2 of each group will be drawn against the two teams ranked third and fourth in the opposing group. The winners will then move on to the semi-finals and then the finals. A match for third place will be played.

Along with his extensive international experience, this will be Copper’s first appearance at the World Cup and his first appearance for the FIBA ​​National Team. The copper was reward Euroleague MVP and named to All-Euroleague Women’s first team for the 2021-22 season with CB Perfumeries Avenida in Spain after an average of 22.5 ppg and 6.1 Roleplay. After the 2019-20 season with InvestInTheWest Aeneas Gorzow Wielkopolski Poland, she also earned FIBA ​​Top Performer honors and was voted MVP after shedding 33 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and catching four steals to kick off her team. EuroCup country.

That is both Meesseman and German second appearance at the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup with Belgium. In 2018, Meesseman average 18.5 ppg, 10.7 Roleplay and 2.5 apg in six games, while German average 7.8 ppg, 2.5 Roleplay and 8.2 apg in six games. For the Chinese national team, it is by Yueru also second FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup appearance, averaging 7.1 points per game and 5.6 Roleplay more than seven games in 2018.

In its first Group A Play match, the United States will face Belgium on Wednesday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m. CST, where the United States has won the last three World Cups, dating back to 2010. China will play its match of opener against South Korea on Thursday, September 22 at 2:30 a.m. CST

Belgium will face South Korea in their second game on Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. CST, while China will face Bosnia and Herzegovina also on Thursday, September 22 at 11:30 p.m. CST.

Select matches will be available live on various ESPN channels and on Courtside 1891. Please see all information on the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 here.

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