Just as the 1980 Olympic basketball tournament suffered from the USA’s decision not to participate, the 1984 Olympics saw the Soviet bloc countries decide to abstain. However, by the time the competition ended, the U.S. women had plenty to celebrate as they cruised to their first Olympic gold with a 6-0 slate. Southern California’s Cheryl Miller starred in Los Angeles and led the Americans with 16.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.2 steals a game. It also marked the first of an incredible five Olympiads for Teresa Edwards.
The roster of athletes expected at the 2018 USA Women’s U17 World Cup Team Trials today was unveiled, and 172 athletes are expected to take part from May 24-28 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Beginning on June 25, children in Bethpage, New York, will have the opportunity to participate for free in a USA Basketball Open Court – presented by Nike – at Bethpage High School.
Named as court coaches for the 2018 USA Women's U17 World Cup Team Trials were Bobbie Awa (Konawaena H.S., Hawaii), Kristen Dowling (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College), Dave Slifer (University of Central Missouri) and Sophia Witherspoon (Fort Pierce Central H.S., Fla.).