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College players get education on court at women's World Cup

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SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, along with about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.

All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school next week when they return to campuses across the U.S.

College players competing in the World Cup or even the Olympics isn't a new phenomenon. Breanna Stewart and Maya Moore played in the World Cup for the U.S. when they were still at UConn. While the U.S. has no college players on the roster this time, other countries are able to bolster their teams with them.


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