The 2015 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team began training camp on June 30 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Kristine Anigwe (Desert Vista H.S./Phoenix, Ariz.) recently captured a silver medal with the USA at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship in Hungary.
Napheesa Collier (Incarnate Word Academy/O’Fallon, Mo.) also played 3x3 basketball for the USA, winning a gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China.
Lauren Cox (Flower Mound H.S./Flower Mound, Texas) won a gold medal playing for USA Basketball at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Czech Republic, where she swatted a USA U17 women’s record eight shots and had 20 points in the gold medal game.
Crystal Dangerfield (Blackman H.S./Murfreesboro, Tenn.), who has one year of high school basketball remaining, won a gold medal with the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team.
Mariya Moore (Lousiville/Richmond, Calif.), who helped the USA qualify for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship as a member of the gold medal winning 2014 USA U18 National Team, helped Louisville to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 as a freshman in 2014-15.
Gabbi Ortiz (Oklahoma/Racine, Wis.), who is playing on her first USA Basketball team, led Oklahoma with 3.5 assists per game as a freshman this past NCAA season.
Ali Patberg (Columbus North H.S./Columbus, Ind.), who will attend and play at Notre Dame in 2015-16, averaged 25.9 points per game as a high school senior this past season.
Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei H.S./Huntington Beach, Calif.) has won five gold medals with USA Basketball, and she was named to the all-tournament team at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship.
Azurá Stevens (Duke/Raleigh, N.C.) was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team selection and a member of the ACC All-Freshman team in 2015. She is playing on her first USA Basketball Team.
Another USA Basketball rookie, Shakayla Thomas (Florida State/Sylacauga, Ala.) was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team member and an ACC All-Freshman team member in 2015.
Chatrice White (Illinois/Shelby, Neb.) led Illinois in rebounding with 7.0 rebounds per game as a freshman in 2014-15, and she is playing on her first USA Basketball team.
A’ja Wilson (South Carolina/Hopkins, S.C.) was MVP as the USA qualified for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship with a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
USA U19 head coach Dawn Staley (South Carolina), who led the 2014 USA U18 National Team to a gold medal, also is an assistant coach for the USA Basketball Women’s National Team.
USA assistant coach Kim Barnes Arico (Michigan) was an assistant coach on the gold medal winning 2014 USA U18 National Team, and she returns to the USA sidelines with the 2015 USA U19 World Championship Team.
USA assistant coach Jeff Walz (Louisville) joined Dawn Staley and Kim Barnes Arico as an assistant coach on the 2014 USA U18 National Team as well. That gold medal finish at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship qualified the USA for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship.
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