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Phoenix Mercury guard Diamond DeShields shoots next to Dallas Wings guard Marina Mabrey during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, June 17, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. DeShields will be chronicling her journey with USA Basketball as they prep for and play in the FIBA World Cup in Australia.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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.

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