Action photos from Day 1 of the USA Men's U16 National team traimning camp.
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The 2014 USA Basketball Co-Developmental Coach of the Year Award is the second such recognition for Sue Phillips, who shared the honor with Don Showalter in 2013 as well.
Sue Phillips led the 2014 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team to a perfect 7-0 record and gold medal at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship from June 28–July 6 in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
Under Sue Phillips, the USA women beat their opponents by an average of 37.0 points per game, four players averaged double-digit scoring and all 12 players averaged at least 9.0 minutes per game of playing time.
Sue Phillips is 14-1 over the past two summers as head mentor of the 2013 USA Basketball U16 and 2014 U17 teams.
Among the 16-team tournament, the 2014 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team led the field in 11 different categories, including scoring offense (82.9), scoring margin (+37.0), field goal percentage (.431), field goal percentage defense (.266), rebounding margin (+17.3) and blocked shots (6.7).
The U.S. women’s team produced tournament single-game highs for margin of victory (+56.0 vs. Mali on 7/1), field goal attempts (85 vs. Hungary on 7/5) and blocked shots (10 vs. Spain on 7/6).
The 2014 squad set three USA Women’s U17 competition records, including 3-point makes (5.9) and attempts (17.6) and free-throw percentage (.740); and a single-game record for 3-point attempts (23 vs. China on 6/28).
Sue Phillips (Archbishop Mitty H.S./San Jose Cagers AAU, Calif.) was assisted by Mary Coyle Klinger (Rutgers Preparatory School, N.J.) and Brian Robinson (Bishop McGuinness H.S., N.C.).
The 2014 USA Basketball Co-Developmental Coach of the Award for Don Showalter is his sixth such recognition in as many years.
Don Showalter steered the 2014 USA Men’s U17 World Championship Team to a perfect 7-0 record at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men from Aug. 8-16 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Under Don Showalter, the USA men beat opponents by 38.1 points per game and captured a third-straight FIBA U17 World Championship title.
Don Showalter, who has headed the USA men’s U16 and U17 national teams since their inception in 2009, now owns an overall 23-0 win-loss record in FIBA U17 World Championship games after also piloting the 2010 and 2012 USA U17 teams to gold.
Led by five players who averaged double-digit scoring, the USA U17 men led the 16-team tournament in scoring offense (104.1), scoring margin (+38.1), field goal percentage (.515), rebounding margin (+22.6), blocked shots (7.1), assists (15.6) and steals (13.0).
The U.S. men’s U17 team produced tournament single-game highs for field goal percentage (.663 vs. Japan on 8/12) and steals (22 vs. Angola on 8/9).
The 2014 USA U17 men set three U.S. competition records, including field goal percentage (.515), free throw percentage (.671) and rebounds averaged (56.9); and four U.S. U17 single-game records, including field goals made (55 vs. Japan on 8/12), field goal percentage (.663 vs. Japan on 8/12), free throws made (24 vs. Serbia on 8/15) and rebounds (66 vs. Philippines on 8/11).
Don Showalter (Iowa City H.S., Iowa) was assisted by Eric Flannery (St. Edward H.S., Ohio) and L.J. Goolsby (KC Run GMC, Kansas).
2014 Developmental Coach of the Year Award
USA U17 Men's Team Tour of the Plaza del Pilar in Zaragoza, Spain.