Dominance. That's the word used by eventual four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie at the 2008 U.S. team’s pre-Olympic Games press conference on Aug. 6. She, along with her teammates and coaches lived up to that prediction by blowing away their competition by an average margin of victory of 37.6 points a game en route to an unblemished 8-0 slate and the USA's fourth-consecutive gold medal and sixth overall in eight Olympiads. 2008 also marked the third and final Olympic gold medal for Katie Smith, who retired from international play following the Beijing Games.
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.).