Tamika Catchings was thrilled to be back on the court.
While most of her teammates on the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team spent the winter playing overseas, she was rehabbing an injury to her right foot. Now that's she healthy, Catchings is raring to go.
She has been playing pickup basketball as much as she could, but there's nothing like playing with her Olympic teammates.
''It's great to be playing again,'' she said after the two-hour practice Friday at Seattle University. ''It really feels good to be out here.''
Catchings, who will be playing in her third Olympics this summer in London, suffered a torn plantar fascia in the second game of the WNBA Eastern Conference finals.
Catchings and her Olympic teammates will have a whirlwind weekend in Seattle. They practiced Friday and play an exhibition game against China on Saturday. The U.S. will then scrimmage Japan on Sunday before breaking camp.
''It was a good first day,'' U.S. coach Geno Auriemma said. ''What I really ho...