Viewing: Katie Lou Samuelson
  • Date:
    Mar 23, 2015

USA Basketball attracts some of the top talent in the country, but great players learn quickly that winning basketball is a team effort.

Katie Lou Samuelson has enjoyed quite an illustrious basketball career, and the Huntington Beach, California, native hasn't even graduated high school yet. Samuelson, a senior at Mater Dei High School, has already won four gold medals with USA Basketball, including two in 2014 -- first as a member of the 2014 U17 World Championship Team and then with the 3x3 team that took gold at the Youth Olympic Games. Samuelson, who is committed to play for the University of Connecticut next fall, talks about her USA Basketball experience and what drives her to succeed.

As 3x3 basketball continues to grow in popularity around the world, USA Basketball has been building momentum in the 3x3 space as well. Check out some of the players who have made their mark on 3x3 representing the United States.

Coach Dori Oldaker (Mt. Lebanon H.S., Pa.) On today’s semifinal and final game: I can finally breath. At first I was really nervous with the Netherlands game, but I was so confident in our girls, and I knew they would come strong in the end. I’m just so proud of them. We had talked...

Nanjing, China   • Roster • Results • Additional Quotes • Photo Gallery Behind an eight-point effort, including 4-of-4 from the free throw line from Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei H.S./Huntington Beach, Calif.), the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team...

Nanjing, China   • Roster • Schedule and Results A 21-7 victory over Venezuela (2-8) in the Round of 16, and a 21-12 win versus Estonia (6-5) in the quarterfinals on Monday, Aug. 25, in the 3x3 competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, earned the 2014 U.S. Youth...

Nanjing, China • Roster • Schedule and Results On the last day of preliminary action in the 3x3 competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (9-0) had no difficulty adding two more victories versus the Czech...

Nanjing, China • Roster • Schedule   Behind a balanced attack from all four players, the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (7-0) won its seventh consecutive game on Aug. 23, defeating Chinese Taipei (3-4) 21-5 in the 3x3 basketball competition at the 2014 Youth...

Nanjing, China   • Roster • Schedule   Facing what on paper would be their toughest opponent yet, the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (6-0) had no difficulty taking care of business against previously undefeated Belgium (5-1) 21-6, and defeating winless...

Nanjing, China • Roster • Schedule   The fourth day of competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, saw the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (4-0) compete individually in the women’s shootout contest. All four members of the U.S. team,...