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Diamond DeShields chronicles USA Basketball training camp

LAS VEGAS – I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to put on the USA jersey every day.

It’s been a long road back after thinking my career was over after having spinal surgery in January of 2020.

I thought my life was going to change drastically and I wouldn’t ever be able to play again. Yet here I am 2 years later, hoping to earn a spot on the U.S. World Cup roster.

Thinking back to my time in the hospital bed to be now being back at the peak of competition, I’m just so grateful to be playing basketball at this level again. I can’t really discredit God at this point, I’m just really humbled to be here.

It’s a dream as a basketball player to play for the USA. It’s the one team that everyone wants to play for at some point and everyone knows is one of the hardest to make. To have the opportunity right now is a dream come true.

This isn’t my first time playing for USA, having won a…

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