Cameron Brink Prepares for Paris 2024: Thrilled, but Not for the Expected Reasons

Cameron Brink is having an extraordinary year, and it’s not just her basketball prowess that’s capturing attention. The 22-year-old phenom is gearing up for another 3×3 basketball adventure, adding yet another accolade to her already impressive career, and she’s over the moon about it. For Brink, representing her nation is one of the pinnacle achievements of her career.

Teaming up with Hailey Van Lith, Rhyne Howard, and Cierra Burdick for this year’s 3×3 tournament, Brink is excited to demonstrate her adaptability. Yet, there’s an aspect that has her even more thrilled: the Paris Opening Ceremony. “Yeah, I think especially the opening ceremony is going to be really cool. Just excited for that, just to be a part of that historic moment and yeah, representing my country but also just admiring and appreciating other countries. Their talents and hard work. It’s going to be really cool,” she shared with enthusiasm.

Brink’s excitement is palpable. Her year has been nothing short of remarkable. As the second overall pick in the WNBA draft, she’s already making a significant impact with the LA Sparks. Leading the league in blocks per game during her first week, Brink’s statistics are impressive: 8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1 steal, and 2.6 blocks per game. Quite impressive for a newcomer.

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Brink Tops ESPN Rookie Rankings

Her outstanding performance has secured her the top spot in ESPN’s recent rookie rankings. Ashley Nicole Moss highlights Brink’s defensive prowess, forecasting her as a formidable candidate for Rookie of the Year. Despite her achievements in the traditional 5×5 format, Brink is eager for the unique challenges that 3×3 basketball presents.

Having previously played 3×3 with Van Lith and Burdick, Brink is familiar with the game’s rapid pace. “Yeah, it’s very different. You don’t have any time to dwell on your mistakes. For a player like me, I am allowed to be more versatile and kind of do a little bit of everything,” she remarked, emphasizing how the reduced number of players on the court requires greater responsibility and faster decision-making.

Cameron Brink is undoubtedly a rising star to watch as she continues to leave her mark in the WNBA and on the international stage. Whether she’s blocking shots in LA or competing globally in Paris, she’s poised to shine.

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