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2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship For Men - Just the Facts

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men

OFFICIAL USA TEAM NAME: 2014 USA Basketball Menís U18 National Team

OFFICIAL EVENT WEB SITE: www.fibaamericas.com

EVENT SITE: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

EVENT DATES: June 20-24, 2014

QUALIFIED TEAMS: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States and Uruguay

USA TEAM TRAINING CAMP DATES: June 10-19, 2014

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The FIBA Americas U18 Championship will feature eight national teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. The top four finishing teams will qualify for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men. Players eligible for this competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1996.

EVENT HISTORY: Originally known as the FIBA Americas Junior World Championship Qualifier, the tournament was held every four years between 1990-2006. FIBA changed its calendar following the 2006 championship and the tournament is now conducted every other year, followed in the next summer by the FIBA U19 World Championship.
USA men's teams are 43-2 in the U18 / Junior World Championship Qualifiers and have won gold in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010 and 2012, while capturing silver in 2008 and bronze in 2002. Hosts of prior U18 championships are: Sao SebastiŠo do Paraiso, Brazil, in 2012; San Antonio, Texas, in 2010 and 2006; Formosa, Argentina, in 2008; Isla Margarita, Venezuela, in 2002; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, in 1998; Santa Rosa, Argentina, in 1994; and Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1990.

FIBA AMERICAS U18 CHAMPIONSHIP - PLAYERS OF NOTE:
USA Teams: Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1994); Carmelo Anthony (2002); Michael Beasley (2006); Chris Bosh (2002); Dee Brown (2002); Nick Collison (1998); Jonny Flynn (2006); Spencer Hawes (2006); Grant Hill (1990); Allan Houston (1990); Andre Iguodala (2002); Kyrie Irving (2010); Stephon Marbury (1994); Mike Miller (1998); Quentin Richardson (1998); Austin Rivers (2010); Kyle Singler (2006); Marcus Smart (2012); Jarnell Stokes (2012); Rasheed Sulaimon (2012); Kemba Walker (2008) and Deron Williams (2002).

Other National Teams: Leandro Barbosa (Brazil) in 1994; Jose Barea (Puerto Rico) in 2002; Gregory Echenique (Venezuela) in 2008; Juan Fernandez (Argentina) in 2008; Todd MacCulloch (Canada) in 1994; Jamal Magloire (Canada) in 1994; Raul Neto (Brazil) in 2010; Peter Ramos (Puerto Rico) in 2002; Luis Scola (Argentina) in 1998; Tiago Splitter (Brazil) in 2002; Andrew Wiggins (Canada) in 2012 and Jesse Young (Canada) in 1998.

USA BASKETBALL MEN'S U18 NATIONAL TEAM HISTORY