The U.S. women won a bronze medal at the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games after falling to Australia in overtime of the semifinals. The team included Briyona Canty (left), Kiah Stokes (center), Amber Henson (right) and Andraya Carter (not pictured).
The 2011 U.S. Women’s 3x3 U18 World Cup Team left quite an impression, after barely losing its semifinal game with just two players on the court. Taya Reimer (left) already had been sidelined by an ankle injury, and just a few minutes into the semifinal versus Italy, Rebecca Greenwell (right) suffered a knee injury. Kaela Davis and Linnae Harper finished out the game playing two-against-three, and lost by just two points, 21-19. FIBA recognized the squad as “honorary” bronze medalists.
At the 2012 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup for Women, (from left to right) Kaela Davis, Diamond DeShields, Brianna Turner and Erica McCall, won gold for the USA with a 7-1 record in Alcobendas, Spain.
At the inaugural FIBA 3x3 World Cup in 2012 in Athens, the U.S. women, including (from left to right) Ann Strother, Chiney Ogwumike, Skylar Diggins-Smith and Bria Hartley, won gold with a 9-0 record.
Skylar Diggins-Smith also won a silver medal in the skills challenge at the 2012 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
The USA women repeated as FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup champions in 2013. The victorious USA squad of (from left to right) Brianna Turner, Arike Ogunbowale, Gabby Green and Katie Lou Samuelson compiled an 8-1 record in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The USA women in 2014, featuring (from left to right) De’Janae Boykin, Arike Ogunbowale, Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson, finished with a 13-0 record and the gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. They are pictured here taking a break from training camp at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
2014 also saw the U.S. women earn gold with a 9-0 record at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup in Moscow, Russia. That team featured (from left to right) Jewell Loyd, Cierra Burdick, Tiffany Mitchell and Sara Hammond.
Jewell Loyd tied for a bronze medal in the skills contest at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
The USA women in 2015 fell to France 20-19 in the final game to bring home an 8-1 record and silver medal from the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary. The USA was represented by (from left to right) Arike Ogunbowale, Kristine Anigwe, Erin Boley and Natalie Chou.
The 2016 USA 3x3 World Cup Team rallied to claim the bronze medal and a 5-2 record. Featuring (from left to right) Natalie Romeo, Alexis Jennings, Chatrice White and Linnae Harper.
Linnae Harper was named to the three-member 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Cup All-Tournament Team.
Natalie Romeo won a bronze medal in the shoot-out contest at the 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
For a second-straight year, the USA U18 women fell to France in the championship game at the 2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup to bring home the silver medal. The team of (from left to right) Megan Walker, Jaelyn Brown, Amber Ramirez and Sidney Cooks earned a 5-2 record on their way to silver in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Megan Walker was named to the three-member all-tournament team at the 2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup after totaling a tournament-second-best 44 points (6.3 ppg.).
In 2017, (from left to right) Janelle Bailey, Aquira DeCosta, Destiny Littleton and Christyn Williams teamed up to win gold at the 2017 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Chengdu, China.
Aquira DeCosta, who won bronze in the skills contest, was named tournament MVP at the 2017 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup.
Janelle Bailey, who also was named the 2017 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year, was selected to the all-tournament team at the 2017 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup.
The 2018 U.S. women captured another gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The team included (from left to right) Aliyah Boston, Samantha Brunelle, Hailey Van Lith and Paige Bueckers.
Including (from left to right) Madison Hayes, Hailey Van Lith, Rickea Jackson and Olivia Cochran, the U.S. women won gold with a 7-0 record at the 2019 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Hailey Van Lith was named MVP of the tournament at the 2019 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup.
Rickea Jackson was one of three members of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup All-Tournament Team
(From left to right) Ruthy Hebard, Christyn Williams, Olivia Nelson-Ododa and Sabrina Ionescu teamed up in 2019 to lead the USA to gold in the inaugural 3x3 basketball competition at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
In November of 2019, USA Basketball qualified for the FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which has been postponed. The USA women's team, comprised of Napheesa Collier, Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray and Kelsey Plum will compete for one of three Olympic berths when the tournament is rescheduled.
USA Women's Top 3x3 Moments
2019 USA 3x3 U18 World Cup Teams