Dawn Staley issues statement after declining White House invitation


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- The South Carolina's women's basketball team was invited to the White House for an event Friday.

However, the national champions had to decline due to schedule.

Head coach Dawn Staley issued a statement below:

We did hear from the White House about attending tomorrow’s event, but we will not be able to attend. As I’ve been saying since our practices for this season started, all of our focus is on the season ahead. The only invitation we are thinking about is to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

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