The U.S. women’s 3×3 basketball team won gold at the 2023 FIBA World Cup on Sunday, and the celebrations included spraying head coach Jennifer Rizzotti with champagne.
LSU star transfer Hailey Van Lith was the one to deliver the shower, following it up by grabbing a second bottle of champagne. Rizzotti, who’s also the president of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, ended the celebration soaked and in need of a new shirt.
Rizzotti later responded to the video on Twitter, noting that it was “worth every drop, even in my eyes.”
“But you know what they say about payback @haileyvanlith so watch your back,” she continued.
Worth every drop, even in my eyes....but you know what they say about payback @haileyvanlith so watch your back 🤣🇺🇸🥇🍾 https://t.co/1R5VYohjeu— Jennifer Rizzotti (@JenRizzotti) June 6, 2023
Worth every drop, even in my eyes....but you know what they say about payback @haileyvanlith so watch your back 🤣🇺🇸🥇🍾 https://t.co/1R5VYohjeu
The gold medal was the U.S. women’s third in the 3×3 World Cup and first since 2014. Stanford forward Cameron Brink was named MVP of the tournament after the U.S. defeated France 16-12 in the final.
Rizzotti led a team made up of the two NCAA stars alongside 3×3 veterans Cierra Burdick and Linnae Harper.
WORLD CHAMPS 🏆🥳 pic.twitter.com/7lr4Enrmqx— USA Basketball 3x3 (@usab3x3) June 4, 2023
WORLD CHAMPS 🏆🥳 pic.twitter.com/7lr4Enrmqx