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TENTH FIBA U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP — 2013

Panevezys and Klaipeda, Lithuania •  July 18-28, 2013


For the first time in history, the U.S. headed into the FIBA U19 World Championship with three veteran U19 players who helped USA Basketball claim gold in 2011 -- Duke’s Alexis Jones and Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck. The trio, combined with Tennessee’s Bashaara Graves, rising Kentucky freshman Linnae Harper and Notre Dame commit Brianna Turner, who captured world championship gold at the U17 age level, lent experience to the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team.

2013 USA WOMEN

2013 USA Women's U19 World Championship Team



2013 USA RESULTS (9-0)
USA 113 Lithuania 47
USA 103 China 56
USA 103 Mali 26
USA 102 Netherlands 42
USA   88 Canada 54
USA   69 France 63
USA 108 Japan 67
USA   77 Australia 54
USA   61 France 28

2013 U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (9-0) 9. Russia (4-4)
2. France (7-2) 10. Netherlands (2-6)
3. Australia (7-2) 11. Serbia (2-6)
4. Spain (7-2) 12. Lithuania (1-7)
5. China (6-3) 13. South Korea (3-3)
6. Brazil (5-4) 14. Argentina (2-4)
7. Canada (4-5) 15. Mali (1-5)
8. Japan (3-6) 16. Senegal (0-6)
 

Led by Miami’s Katie Meier and featuring LSU’s Nikki Caldwell and Gonzaga’s Kelly Graves as assistant coaches, the U.S. squad traveled to Lithuania in hopes of winning the USA’s fifth-straight U19 gold medal. 

Not only did the squad post a perfect 9-0 slate en route to attaining its goal, it outscored all comers by a whopping of 43 points a contest.

Reaching triple digits in each of its first four games, the USA dispatched host Lithuania 113-47 to open play, followed by a 103-56 dismantling of China, a lopsided 103-26 win over Mali and a 102-42 victory over Netherlands in the first game of the second round.

Stewart led the USA for scoring in its first three outings with 26, 20 and 17 points, respectively; while newcomer A’ja Wilson, the team’s youngest member, put up a team-high 20 points against the Netherlands.

Jones scored a game-high 17 points as the USA pulled away from Canada for an eventual 88-54 victory.

Facing also unbeaten France to close preliminary play, the U.S., led by Stewart’s 22 points, passed its toughest test of the tournament. Having a tough time shaking the Europeans, with 1:03 left in the game the USA held a slim 65-63 edge. With 32 seconds left Graves had her shot blocked, grabbed her board, and passed the ball out of the key to Tuck with two seconds left on the shot clock. Tuck saw Jones open beyond the arc and Jones found her mark as the shot clock expired with the USA holding a five-point cushion, 68-63, with 28 seconds remaining.

France then got the ball to its 3-point specialist, but Jones was there for the block and the Americans got the board. Tuck, who finished with 16 points, hit one of two from the line to ice the win, 69-63.

Behind Wilson’s 19 points, the U.S. overpowered Japan 108-67 in its medals quarterfinals contest.

Meeting Australia in the semis, Stewart scored 14 of her game-high 23 points during a 21-0 run that capped the first half and virtually put the game away, 38-20, at the break before the U.S. went on to earn a 77-54 victory and a rematch versus France.

Behind a stifling defensive effort, as well as 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots from tournament MVP Stewart, the USA held France to eight points in the second half for a 61-28 victory and the gold medal.

In addition to Stewart, named to the 2013 All-FIBA U19 World Championship Team were Olivia Epoupa of France, Astou Ndour of Spain, Stephanie Talbot of Australia and Oregon State University’s Jamie Weisner of Canada. Both Ndour and Stewart were part of the five-member all-tournament team at the 2011 U19s.

Australia defeated Spain 73-68 for the bronze medal, its first U19 podium finish since 1997, while the silver medal marked France's first of any color at the U19 Worlds.

 

2013 USA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ROSTER

NO NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
15 Candice Agee
C
6-6
190
18
Penn State University Victorville, CA
11 Nia Coffey
F
6-1
155
18
Hopkins High School Minneapolis, MN
13 Bashaara Graves
F
6-2
185
19
Univesity of Tennessee Clarksville, TN
  8 Gabby Green
G
6-1
155
17
St. Mary's College High School Oakland, CA
  6 Linnae Harper
G
5-7
150
18
Whitney Young High School Chicago, IL
  4 Moriah Jefferson
G
5-7
122
19
University of Connecticut Glenn Heights, TX
  5 Alexis Jones
G
5-8
160
19
Duke University Irving, TX
  7 Kelsey Plum
G
5-9
145
18
La Jolla Country Day School Poway, CA
10 Breanna Stewart
F/C
6-4
175
18
University of Connecticut North Syracuse, NY
12 Morgan Tuck
F
6-2
200
19
University of Connecticut Bolingbrook, IL
  9 Brianna Turner
F
6-3
165
17
Manvel High School Pearland, TX
14 A'ja Wilson
F
6-4
190
16
Heathwood Hall High School Hopkins, SC
HEAD COACH: Katie Meier, University of Miami
ASSISTANT COACH: Nikki Caldwell, Louisiana State University
ASSISTANT COACH: Kelly Graves, Gonzaga University
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Dave Weinstein, Colorado Springs, Colorado
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Ed Ryan, Colorado Springs, Colorado

2013 USA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
Stewart
9/9
56-110
.509
14- 24
.583
26- 29
.897
56/ 6.2
152/ 16.9
13
12
15
Tuck
9/9
50-106
.472
6- 22
.273
12- 16
.750
42/ 4.7
118/ 13.1
18
2
19
Wilson
9/0
40- 74
.541
0- 0
.---
18- 24
.750
71/ 7.9
98/ 10.9
5
15
9
Jones
9/9
33- 78
.423
10- 31
.323
14- 15
.933
29/ 3.2
90/ 10.0
39
3
15
Harper
9/1
36- 79
.456
1- 3
.333
3- 8
.375
45/ 5.0
76/ 8.4
32
1
18
Graves
9/9
29- 49
.592
0- 0
.---
18- 24
.750
56/ 6.2
76/ 8.4
12
3
12
Turner
9/0
24- 48
.500
0- 0
.---
3- 6
.500
46/ 5.1
51/ 5.7
6
7
8
Plum
8/0
17- 39
.436
6- 21
.286
5- 6
.833
14/ 1.8
45/ 5.6
14
0
8
Coffey
9/0
16- 33
.485
2- 4
.500
11- 11
1.000
32/ 3.6
45/ 5.0
5
4
12
Jefferson
8/8
13- 47
.277
2- 13
.154
4- 5
.800
19/ 2.4
32/ 4.0
31
0
12
Green
8/0
11- 32
.344
4- 17
.235
2- 2
1.000
21/ 2.6
28/ 3.5
16
0
11
Agee
7/0
5- 17
.294
0- 0
.---
3- 10
.300
11/ 1.6
13/ 1.9
0
5
3
USA TOTALS
9
330-712
.463
45-135
.333
119-156
.763
483/53.7
824/ 91.6
191
52
142
OPP. TOTALS
9
173-564
.307
24-137
.175
67- 96
.698
304/33.8
437/ 48.6
89
21
35