Kahleah Copper's FIBA Diary: Motivations, Hopes for Tourney

Kahleah Copper may be chronicling her journey with USA Basketball in the FIBA World Cup in Australia for The Associated Press.

Last yr I didn't make the U.S. Olympic roster and I used that as motivation.

Falling down constantly affords motivation for me. So all season long ultimate yr, I used

that to raise my sport and it paid off with a WNBA championship in Chicago.

Unfortunately, we could not defend our name, but there wasn't an awful lot time to live on it.

After we lost, I had 24 hours to % up my house after which flew home to Philadelphia.

A short forestall there before heading to San Francisco to satisfy the team before they got here to Sydney.