2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women -- Just The Facts

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship For Women

OFFICIAL USA TEAM NAME: 2014 USA Basketball Women's U17 World Championship Team

OFFICIAL EVENT WEB SITE: TBD

EVENT SITE: Klatovy and Plzen, Czech Republic

COMPETITION DATES: June 28 - July 6, 2014

USA TEAM TRIALS: May 22-26 @ Colorado Springs, Colo. (open trials info can be found here)

USA TEAM TRAINING SITE & DATES: June 11-27 @ site TBD

2014 QUALIFIED TEAMS (16): Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mali, Mexico, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain and the USA. Aside from host Slovakia, nations qualified through their respective FIBA zones as listed below.

  • FIBA Africas U16 Championship: Mali (gold medalist), Egypt (silver medalist)
  • FIBA Americas U16 Championship: USA (gold medalist), Canada (silver medalist), Brazil (bronze medalist), Mexico (fourth place)
  • FIBA Asia U16 Championship: Japan (gold medalist), China (silver medalist), South Korea (bronze medalist)
  • FIBA Europe U16 Championship: Spain (gold medalist), Czech Republic (silver medalist), Hungary (bronze medalist), Italy (fourth place), France (fifth place)
  • FIBA Oceania U16 Championship: Australia (gold medalist)

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The FIBA U17 World Championship For Women will feature 15 national teams that qualified through their FIBA zone tournaments and one from host Slovakia. Players eligible for this competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1997.

EVENT HISTORY: 2010 marked the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship for Women, which is held every two years. USA Basketball's U17 National Team captured the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal after decimating opponents by a 37.4 ppg. scoring margin and seven of the USA's 12-member team went on to capture the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship gold medal. The 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team averaged a 35.0 points per game margin of victory in extending the USA's winning record to 16-0 at the event and collecting its second gold medal. The USA qualified for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship by virtue of advancing to the medal semifinals of the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.

USA U17 ATHLETES OF NOTE: Lindsay Allen (2012), Diamond DeShields (2012), Rebecca Greenwell (2012), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (2010), Ariel Massengale (2010), Mercedes Russell (2012), Breanna Stewart (2010) and Elizabeth Williams (2010).

USA WOMEN'S U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM HISTORY