In 2001, Alana Beard was named to the all-tournament team at the FIBA U19 World Cup, which was then called the FIBA Junior World Championship, in Czech Republic. As the USA won the bronze medal, Beard started in all seven games and averaged a team second-best 18.0 points per game to go with 3.4 rebounds and team-highs of 2.9 assists and 3.3 steals per game.
Diana Taurasi was a member of the 2001 All-Junior World Championship Team (now called the U19 World Cup) as the USA won bronze in Czech Republic. Taurasi averaged a team-leading 19.3 points to go with 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Crystal Langhorne, who started in all eight games and averaged a team-high 16.8 points to go with 6.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 77.5% (55-71 FGs) from the field and 79.3% (23-29 FTs) percent from the foul line, was named MVP of the 2005 FIBA U19 World Cup as the USA won gold in Tunisia.
Candice Wiggins was named to the five-member all-tournament team at the 2005 U19 World Cup as the USA earned the gold medal in Tunisia. Wiggins started in all eight games and averaged 15.8 points and 2.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 57.1% (44-77 FGs) from the field and 42.9% (18-42 3pt FGs) from 3-point.
USA forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike averaged team-highs of 13.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game to earn MVP honors at the 2009 FIBA U19 World Cup in Thailand, where the USA won the gold medal.
As the USA won gold at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Cup in Chile, Breanna Stewart averaged team-highs of 11.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game and was named to the all-tournament team.
Averaging a team-high 4.3 assists per game, Ariel Massengale started in all nine U.S. games and added 7.2 points and 1.8 steals per game to help the USA to the gold medal in Chile and earn her spot on the 2011 FIBA U19 World Cup All-Tournament Team.
One of five U.S. women to play in two FIBA U19 World Cups, Breanna Stewart was named MVP of the 2013 FIBA U19 World Cup, her second outing at the event. She started in all nine victories as the USA won gold in Lithuania, and she averaged a team-high 16.9 points to go with 6.2 rebounds per game.
A’ja Wilson, who is one of five U.S. women to have suited up in two FIBA U19 World Cup competitions, scored 30 points in the 2015 gold medal game versus Russia to help the USA claim the title and earn tournament MVP honors. During the 2015 U19s, she started in all seven U.S. wins in Russia and averaged a team-high 18.3 points to go with 8.4 rebounds 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Wilson also helped the USA to gold at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Cup.
Starting in all seven U.S. wins and averaging a team-high 9.3 rebounds to go with 12.7 points, 2.4 steals and 2.0 assists per game, Napheesa Collier was named to the five-member all-tournament team as the USA won gold at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Cup in Russia.
Helping the USA to a 6-1 record and the silver medal at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Italy, Chennedy Carter was named to the all-tournament team after she averaged a team-leading 16.1 points to go with 3.7 rebounds per game.
Tyasha Harris was named to the all-tournament team at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Italy, where she averaged 8.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and U.S. women’s U19 record 5.7 assists per game to help the USA to a 6-1 record and the silver medal.
Paige Bueckers was named the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup MVP after she capped the tournament averaging a tournament-leading 5.4 assists to go with 11.6 points per game to help the USA to a 7-0 record in Thailand. Bueckers, who played with USA Basketball in three other events in 2019, was named the 2019 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.
Rhyne Howard was named to the five-member all-tournament team as the USA won gold with a 7-0 record at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup in Thailand. Howard led the U.S. squad with 13.1 points per game, which ranked 10th among the 16-team tournament, along with 5.1 rebounds 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
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