Here is what Geno Auriemma said Tuesday night about Breanna Stewart’s selection as USA Basketball’s 2013 Player of the Year, the second time she’s won it. Only seven players in history have won it twice.
“Stewie has always been honored to be a part of USA Basketball. To her, its one of the most important things she can do. She never passes us the chance to participate. She’s played at her age group, she’s played above it by sometimes three years [of age]. And she always performs at a very high level. She has a strong commitment that USA Basketball appreciates.
“There are some people you need to ask 10 times [if they want to play for USA Basketball]. You never have to ask Stewie. All you need to do is tell her when camp is and she shows up. And whatever team she is on usually wins a gold medal.
“I am not surprised USA Basketball thinks that highly of her. She has certainly earned it and there are likely more gold medals in her future.”