Of the 12 members of Team USA, only Ariel Atkins will be keeping the same uniform number she plays with in the WNBA.
For Atkins, the No. 7 is an important number. Not only is it her favorite number, it’s also the number that she was drafted overall by the Washington Mystics in 2018.
Additionally, her mentor, Hall of Famer Tina Thompson, wore the number during her time in the WNBA. It also holds religious significance for Atkins.
A first-time member of the Olympic Team, Atkins will be making her Olympic debut in Tokyo.