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2017 U16 National Team Schedule
Jun 14, 2017 3:15 PM edt YOUTUBE.COM/FIBA
USA 110 vs. PUR 69
USA Men's U16 National Team
2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
Jun 15, 2017 5:45 PM edt YOUTUBE.COM/FIBA
USA 94 vs. DOM 45
USA Men's U16 National Team
2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
Jun 16, 2017 1:15 PM edt YOUTUBE.COM/FIBA
USA 127 vs. MEX 52
USA Men's U16 National Team
2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
Jun 17, 2017 8:00 PM edt YOUTUBE.COM/FIBA
USA 121 vs. ARG 49
USA Men's U16 National Team
2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
Jun 18, 2017 8:00 PM edt YOUTUBE.COM/FIBA
USA 111 vs. CAN 60
USA Men's U16 National Team
2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship - Gold Medal Game

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Women's Teams

2017 U19 National Team Schedule
Jul 22, 2017 12:30 PM edt YOUTUBE.COM/FIBA
USA - vs. MLI -
USA Women's U19 World Cup Team
2017 FIBA Women's U19 World Cup
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 PM edt YOUTUBE.COM/FIBA
USA - vs. CHN -
USA Women's U19 World Cup Team
2017 FIBA Women's U19 World Cup
Jul 25, 2017 2:45 PM edt YOUTUBE.COM/FIBA
USA - vs. ITA -
USA Women's U19 World Cup Team
2017 FIBA Women's U19 World Cup

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USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Member of the 2016 USA Men's U18 National Team that won a gold medal with a 5-0 record at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile; the top four finish qualified the USA for the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship; averaged 2.3 ppg., 4.5 rpg.and 1.8 bpg.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent with Texas.

High School Notes

  • Attended La Lumiere School (Ind.), where in 2015-16 he helped his team to a 27-4 record and the finals of the 2016 DICKS’S Sporting Goods Nationals.
  • Averaged 23.0 ppg. and 14.0 rog. as a junior in 2014-15 at Mount Vernon Christian (Georgia).

Personal Notes

  • Son of Sonja and James Banks; has one sister, Marissa.
  • Born in Atlanta, Georgia.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was a freshman in high school
  • Favorite USA Men’s National Team player: Anthony Davis.
  • Unsure about what he plans on studying in college.
  • Favorite superhero: Static Shock.
  • Favorite movies: “Forrest Gump,” “Shawshank Redemption” and the entire Jason Bourne series.
  • Favorite sports aside from basketball: football and ping pong.
  • Favorite Olympian: Anthony Davis.
  • Best player ever faced: Adonis Green.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
  • Would compare his game to: Anthony Davis and Wilt Chamberlain.
  • Has never traveled outside the United States.
  • Instagram: @32JBanks
  • Twitter: @32jbanks
  • Snapchat: @JB3OD

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As the 2013 and 2015 FIBA U19 World Champion, the USA men will look for a third-consecutive gold medal at the July 1-9 FIBA U19 World Cup for Men in Cairo, Egypt.

The 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team faced Lithuania in an exhibition game on June 28, 2017.

Additional quotes from USA U19 World Cup head coach John Calipari, Hamidou Diallo, Carsen Edwards and Kevin Huerter following the USA's exhibition game against Lithuania.

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