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Williams is picked for U.S. team

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Utah Starzz forward and Taylorsville native Natalie Williams was among the six players selected on Thursday for the U.S. World Championships team.

Joining Williams are two-time Olympic gold medalists Lisa Leslie, Dawn Staley and Sheryl Swoopes.

The others were 2000 gold medalists Chamique Holdsclaw, who plays for the WNBA's Washington Mystics and DeLisha Milton of the Los Angeles Sparks.

Six additional players will be named, USA Basketball said.

The team will represent the United States at the FIBA Women's World Basketball Championship in China next fall.