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Brittney Griner won't participate in U.S. national team training camp

Brittney Griner won't participate in U.S. national team training camp
WNBA star Brittney Griner claps her hands during a WNBA Finals game against the Chicago Sky. (Jennifer Stewart / Getty Images)

Brittney Griner opted out of the U.S. women's national basketball team training camp that began Monday in Las Vegas. The 6-foot-8 star of the Phoenix Mercury was arrested April 22 on suspicion of assault after a fight with her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson.

Griner, who was expected to be one of the 27 players at the camp, let USA Basketball know of her choice over the weekend. The USA Basketball training camp wasn't mandatory, and Griner wasn't the only member of the player pool not in attendance. It won't affect her chances of being on the 2016 Olympic team.

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