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USA Basketball Building a 3x3 Tradition

2014 Women's Youth Olympic Games
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Organized 3x3 basketball continues to grow in the United States, and USA Basketball has already had some excellent players representing the country in international competition. Most recently, USA Basketball won gold at the 2014 Women's Youth Olympic Games in China. Led by coach Dori Oldaker (center), the team included (L-R:) De'Janae Boykin, Arike Ogunbowale, Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson.

USA Basketball Building a 3x3 Tradition

Demonte Flannigan
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Cleveland State power forward Demonte Flannigan throws one down on Canada during the 2012 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship in Alcobendas, Spain.

USA Basketball Building a 3x3 Tradition

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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University of Arizona small forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson takes flight during the 2012 FIBA 3x3 U18 Dunk Contest at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship in Alcobendas, Spain.

USA Basketball Building a 3x3 Tradition

2012 FIBA 3x3 World Championship
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(L-R:) Ann Strother (Connecticut), Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford), Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame) and Bria Hartley (Connecticut) enjoy a taste of gold at the 2012 FIBA 3x3 World Championship in Athens, Greece.

USA Basketball Building a 3x3 Tradition

2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championship
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(L–R:) Jewell Loyd (Notre Dame), Tiffany Mitchell (South Carolina), Sara Hammond (Louisville) and Cierra Burdick (Tennessee) are congratulated by Argentina after a tough-played game.

USA Basketball Building a 3x3 Tradition

Ira Brown
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Current Japanese Basketball League star and former Gonzaga University small forward Ira Brown drives past Egypt for a score at the 2012 FIBA 3x3 World Championship in Athens, Greece.

USA Basketball Building a 3x3 Tradition

Katie Lou Samuelson
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Future University of Connecticut small forward Katie Lou Samuelson takes aim at the rim during the 3-point shootout at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

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Arike Ogunbowale is 62-3 in games played for USA Basketball, including a 26-1 in five-on-five competitions and a 36-2 as a member of 3x3 national teams.

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  • Author:
    Frank Bonner II, Sports Capital Journalism Program, IUPUI
  • Date:
    Apr 1, 2021

The 2018 USA Basketball Women’s National Team overcame a 16-point deficit in a 74-68 win over Canada on Sept. 8, 2018 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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